Level 1 Award in Mental Health Awareness

Interested in studying one of our mental health course?

This qualification aims to increase your knowledge and understanding of mental health, as well as develop the skills which will enable you to progress into a career in the health and social care sector.

Upon completion of this course, you could progress on to study one of our other mental health courses, such as the Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems.


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This course is split into manageable sections. These are:

Section 1: What is meant by mental health

In this section, you will learn about the terms ‘mental health’ and ‘mental ill health’, possible causes of mental health problems, examples of mental health problems, and common sources of information on mental health issues.

Section 2: The social and personal effects of mental ill health

This section explores the prominence of individuals experiencing mental health problems in the UK, the effects that experiencing a mental problem might have on an individual, how mental health is reported in the media, the negative effects that media reporting can have on an individual, the negative effects that media reporting can have on society, and how stereotyping can affect people with mental health problems.

Section 3: The responses to mental health issues

In this section, you will learn about the rights of people experiencing mental ill health, possible responses that can be made to support an individual with mental health problems, factors which can have an impact on whether a response will work, where to refer people for further help or guidance about mental health issues, and ways to promote positive mental health.

Section 4: Cultural diversity in relation to mental health issues

In this final section, you will explore the possible causes of mental distress in different cultural groups, examples of barriers that may exist for different cultural groups accessing services, ways of overcoming barriers to accessing services, and factors that can help promote positive mental health amongst different cultural groups.

The benefits of this course include:

  • Achieve a nationally recognised level 1 qualification
  • Learn from your own home, in your own time
  • Access to award-winning learning and assessment materials
  • 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 you are eligible.
  • This qualification could assist you in gaining the following employment opportunities and potential salaries:

    Mental Health Practitioner – average NHS salary of £37,500 per annum.

    Mental Health Nurse – up to £28,700 per annum.

    Key Information

    Course Length 2 weeks
    Awarding Body TQUK
    Course Level Level 1
    Funding Fully Funded
    Learning Method(s)

    Online learning
    materials with
    online assessment






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    ANA VILELA

    1 month ago

    It is related to my field of work.
    I have learned a lot about legislation related to mental health and civil rights. Learned about different mental health illnesses, their symptoms, possible causes, possible treatments and how the conditions affects people.
    I think the learning experience with Skills Network was excellent, communication was always good since day one and they provide what they promise with quality. The course it self I founded a bit too systematic and repetitive at some point but not a major concern to me. Some units were bigger than others and I founded more difficult to study and submitted on time, however tutors are supportive and comprehensive. At some point, I was notified that the college facilitating the course was hacked during the duration of my course. This was quite scary and I felt somewhat vulnerable considering my contact with this college was exclusively through the course and by an online platform.

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    1 month ago

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