Level 1 Award in Mental Health Awareness

Would any of your employees benefit from completing a level 1 mental health 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 level 1 mental health course, your employees could progress on to one of our other 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
  • 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 Funded
    (Subject to availability)
    Course Price £150.00
    Course Length 2 weeks
    Awarding Body TQUK
    E-Certificates upon achievement
    Learning Method(s)

    Online learning
    materials with
    online assessment

    Direct Debit

    Most recent customer reviews


    1 year 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.

    Habib Mansuri

    1 year ago

    Peak up the knowledge and support to the My members
    The course is it self fantastic also its gave the person a confidants to deal the situation.
    I am Union Learning co Ordinator and I have more then 12 members train by skill net and others . I find its beneficial to the employer and the society

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