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Level 1 Award in Mental Health Awareness


Would any of your employees benefit from completing a health and social care level 1 course?

This qualification aims to increase your employees’ knowledge and understanding of mental health. The course also aims to develop new and existing skills to help them progress further in their careers.

Upon completion of this health and social care level 1 course, your employees could progress on to one of our other health and social care courses, such as the Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems.

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


This course is split into manageable sections. These are:

Section 1: What is meant by mental health

In this section, your employees will learn what is meant by the terms ‘mental health’ and ‘mental ill health’, explore the causes of mental health problems and different examples of mental health problems, and learn about common sources of information on mental health issues.

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

Your employees will learn about the prevalence of mental health problems in the UK, the effects that experiencing a mental health problem can have on individuals, how mental health is reported in the media and the negative effects this can have on an individual and society, and how stereotyping can affect individuals with mental health problems.

Section 3: The responses to mental health issues

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

Section 4: Cultural diversity in relation to mental health issues

Your employees will learn about possible causes of mental distress in different cultural groups, 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.

Benefits for the business:

  • Upskill staff members
  • Increase team work and morale as staff become more aware of how to communicate effectively and support colleagues
  • The course offer can be used as a staff benefit or as part of a development scheme
  • Increase the health, safety and security in the workplace as the course covers this.
  • Benefits for the employees:

  • Gain a nationally recognised qualification
  • Enhance both personal skills and professional development
  • Courses are delivered as distance learning
  • Personal tutors are assigned to ensure learners have the support needed.
  • Full cost Direct debit Fully funded
    £150 Initial payment of £15.00, 3 monthly payments of £45.00 To be eligible you must:
  • Be 19 or over as of 31st August 2017
  • Have lived in the European Union for the past three years
  • Not be a current learner with The Skills Network or another provider
  • Learners must reside in England
  • NOT have done the course of interest before.
  • Key Information

    Funding Fully Funded
    (Subject to eligibility)
    Full Cost Price £150.00
    Course Length 2 weeks
    Awarding Body TQUK
    Learning Method(s)

    Online learning
    materials with
    online assessment

    Direct Debit



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