Level 1 Award in Mental Health Awareness

Would any of your learners benefit from completing a mental health training course?

This Level 1 Award in Mental Health Awareness is ideal for any of your learners who wish to gain a basic knowledge of mental health and the effects it can have on both individuals and society. Any of your learners who currently work in, or hope to work in, health and social care settings would benefit from completing this course, as well as any learners who wish to raise their awareness of mental health for personal reasons.

Upon completion of this mental health training course, your learners could progress on to our Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems.


This course is split into manageable sections. These are:

Section 1: What is meant by mental health

In this section, your learners 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 and society, and how stereotyping can affect people with mental health problems.

Section 3: The responses to mental health issues

In this section, your learners 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, your learners 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:

  • Your learners will achieve a nationally recognised level 1 qualification
  • Your learners can learn from their own home, in their own time
  • Learners will have 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.
  • Key Information

    Course Length 24 hours
    Awarding Body TQUK
    Course Level Level 1
    Learning Method(s)

    Online learning
    materials with
    online assessment






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    Most recent customer reviews

    ANA VILELA

    6 months 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

    6 months 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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