Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems

  • STUDY MODE Part-Time

What will I do?

This course aims to develop an understanding and appreciation of a wide range of mental health conditions. This includes signs, triggers and symptoms, how mental health can affect an individual’s ability to cope and function, as well as looking at guidance on how to potentially manage and support them with their illness on a day-to-day basis.

The Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems comprises of 12 units:

  • Unit 1 – Understanding mental health
  • Unit 2 – Understanding stress and anxiety
  • Unit 3 – Understanding depression
  • Unit 4 – Understanding phobias
  • Unit 5 – Understanding eating disorder
  • Unit 6 – Understanding ADHD disorder
  • Unit 7 – Understanding OCD disorder
  • Unit 8 – Understanding PTS disorder
  • Unit 9 – Understanding dementia
  • Unit 10 – Understanding postnatal depression
  • Unit 11 – Understanding bipolar disorder
  • Unit 12 – Understanding schizophrenia

What's next?

By undertaking this course, you will gain formal recognition by obtaining a nationally recognised qualification. This will enable you to further your own continuous professional development, which could support you in improving your career prospects. You can also progress onto further qualifications.

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Is it for me?

The course is designed for professionals currently working in a mental health or social care role. It is not suitable for those who have no prior experience and training within this subject area.



  • Levels available 2
  • Start Date Various
  • Course Ref 3713-1/2
  • Location Off Site Activity (Distance Learning)
  • Fees
  • 19 - 23 £ 0.00
  • 24+ £ 0.00
  • Overseas £ 800.00

The course duration is 12 weeks, and requires three to four hours of study per week. Course start dates are flexible, but learners are expected to successfully complete the programme of study within the allocated timescale.

Learners will receive a nationally recognised qualification by successfully completing this course. The Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems is awarded by CACHE.

The course requires three assessments to be completed and passed to achieve the qualification. Students are allocated a tutor who will mark their assessments, and can be contacted by telephone or email if required.

Applicants must have current or prior professional experience within a mental health or social care role to enrol on this qualification.

Students must be at least 19 years of age to enrol for the course.

Applicants aged 19-23 are eligible if they have already achieved a full Level 2 qualification or equivalent. Please contact us for clarification if required.

Applicants aged 24+ do not require any prior academic qualifications, but need a reasonable level of English language ability in order to complete a distance learning course.

Applicants must have lived in the EU for the last three years, currently reside in England, with a postcode outside of Greater Manchester, Liverpool City, Cambridge & Peterborough, Tees Valley, and the West Midlands. Please contact providers in your local area for alternative options.


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