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People are NOT born with a mental illness, although some people are more susceptible. Mental illness is an umbrella term to describe a wide range of conditions.

Mental health illnesses sometimes run in families, susceptibility is passed on in families through genes. Many experts believe mental illnesses are linked to abnormalities in many genes rather than just one. They also believe environment plays a big part, which is why a person inherits a susceptibility to mental illness and do not necessarily develop the illness. 

In this mental health awareness course you will look at some of the terms used to describe mental health, the stigma and discrimination surrounding mental ill health, the different types of mental illness and the values and principles of recovery.

Course content

Modules you will cover in this Mental Health Awareness Online Training:
Module 1 - Understanding mental health: In this module we will look at neurosis and psychosis which are both symptoms of mental illness. You will learn about schizophrenia, bi-polar disorder, depression and anxiety and how these may present themselves.
Module 2 - Staying well and recovery: In this module we will look at the Mental Health Act, this is the main piece of legislation that covers the assessment, treatment and rights of people with a mental health disorder. We provide an overview of the various interventions and support available and the types of medications that can be prescribed. We also look at the consequences of having a diagnosis and tips for promoting good mental health.


Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

All of our courses are certified. This is done by the CPD certification Service. They have been inspected by an independent assessor and meet national standards.

Is this course right for me?

• You want content delivered online.

• You want a course that you can complete at your own pace.

• You want access to course material and additional resources for 1 year.

• You want access for 24 hours a day.

• You want to print your own CPD certificate upon completion.  

Remember, if you need to purchase multiple courses you may be eligible for a discount. Contact us to see how we can help you.


  • Fully online course with assessment at the end of each module

  • CPD certified by the CPD certification Service

  • CPD certificate available to download upon completion

  • Audio option (read aloud)

  • Optional learner file resource

  • Approximate 1 hour duration

Optional Formal Accreditation

Most of our courses have the option for formal accreditation through AIM Qualifications and Assessment Group.

What does this mean?

Whilst all of our courses are CPD certified as standard, formal accreditation is done through a National Awarding Body.

What level are the courses?

The majority of our courses are all at a level 2.

How many credits does this course quality for?

This course is a single credit value.

Do I need to do any extra work?

You will be required to compete a learner file which is available once logged in. This is an enabled PDF so you can type your answer in. You will upload this in your learning area along with your learner registration form. We will then mark your learner file and provide feedback. 

Once this is complete we will put a request in to  AIM Qualifications and Assessment Group for your formal certificate.

How do I get my formal certificate?

This will be posted out to you once we receive it from the awarding body. It is sent recorded delivery.