Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems

Unlike other mental health training courses, this qualification aims to raise your employees’ knowledge and awareness of the different types of mental health problems and their prevalence, as well as considering the importance of understanding individuals with these conditions in order to care for and interact with them.

This course is ideal for employees who are interested in mental health, either for their personal life, or professional development.


Unit 1: Understanding mental health

In this unit your employees will be introduced to a range of prevalent mental health problems and their effects, and will learn the importance of caring for people with these conditions as individuals.

Unit 2: Understanding stress

Within this unit your employees will gain an understanding of the many causes and effects of stress and how it can affect individuals in their day-to-day lives.

Unit 3: Understanding anxiety

Your employees will discover how anxiety can affect individuals and those around them, as well as how it can be managed.

Unit 4: Understanding phobias

This unit will introduce your employees to the ways in which phobias can affect individuals, as well as methods for managing the condition.

Unit 5: Understanding depression

In this unit your employees will look at the causes and effects of depression on individuals and those around them. Learners will also gain an in-depth insight into the methods that can be used to manage depression.

Unit 6: Understanding post-natal depression

This unit uncovers the meaning of ‘post-natal depression’ and explores its effects on both women and others around them.

Unit 7: Understanding bipolar disorder

In this unit your employees will gain an understanding of what bipolar disorder is and how it can affect individuals, as well as explore a number of management techniques.

Unit 8: Understanding schizophrenia

In this unit your employees will discover what schizophrenia is and how it can affect individuals in their day-to-day lives, as well as explore people’s perceptions of this condition due to its representation in the media.

Unit 9: Understanding dementia

This increasingly prevalent condition is explored in this unit by looking at how different types affect individuals in different ways. Your employees will also gain an understanding of the ways in which this condition can affect others around the individual.

Unit 10: Understanding eating disorders

This unit will give your employees a comprehensive insight into the different types of eating disorders and their effects on individuals and others around them.

Unit 11: Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

In this unit your employees will gain an understanding of the effects of ADHD, as well as ways in which it can be managed.

Unit 12: Understanding Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

In this unit your employees will discover the potential causes of OCD and the effects it can have on individuals and those around them. Learners will also explore some of the ways in which OCD can be managed.

Unit 13: Understanding Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

In this final unit your employees will gain an in-depth understanding of the many causes of PTSD, as well as the effects on both individuals and those around them. Learners will also explore the different ways of managing the condition.

Benefits against other mental health training courses:

  • You will see improved staff retention
  • Employees will achieve a nationally recognised level 2 qualification
  • Employees can learn from their own homes, in their own time
  • Employees get access to award-winning learning and assessment materials
  • Employees will receive subject-specialist support from a Tutor and access to a Learner Support Advisor for everyday queries
  • Funding available – speak to one of our team for more information and to see if your staff are eligible.
  • Key Information

    Course Length 8-12 weeks
    average course length
    Awarding Body TQUK
    Course Level Level 2
    Learning Method(s)

    Paper based
    learning materials
    with online assessment

    Paper based
    learning materials and
    paper based assessment