Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health

We all know what it’s like to feel stressed - being under pressure is a normal part of life. But becoming overwhelmed by stress can lead to mental health problems or make existing problems worse. Due to an increase in negative media coverage in recent years, the need for mental health awareness and support is now greater than ever.

This qualification is designed to provide you with a thorough understanding of mental health and the importance of mental well-being. This course is split into five manageable units which will not only provide you with a more comprehensive understanding of mental health, but they will also give you the knowledge required to work in a variety of roles within both the mental health and social care sector.

The units will cover the context of mental health and well-being and the promotion of it, associated issues and consequences with mental health problems, understanding mental ill health and working in mental health.

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If you are over 19 years of age and have been living in England for at least three years, it is likely that you will be eligible to take out an Advanced Learner Loan to support your online study!

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Total loan cost: £811.00


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Total purchase cost: £450.00

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Unit 1: Understanding the context of mental health and well-being

Throughout this unit, you will gain an understanding of a range of current mental health legislation and how it has evolved over time. You will study the social consequences of mental health problems and explain how professional approaches and practices have changed.

Unit 2: Promotion of mental health and well-being

This unit explores the factors that influence mental health and well-being at specific stages of a person’s life, from infancy through to late adulthood, with consideration given to how the effects of adverse childhood experiences and economic, social and personal factors contribute to overall mental health and well-being.

Unit 3: Mental health problems: associated issues and consequences

In this unit, you will go on to understand the effects that mental health problems have, not only for an individual, but the impact on their families and society. The effects of substance and alcohol misuse and the links between these and mental health diagnosis is explored, along with the connections between mental health problems and offending.

Unit 4: Understanding mental ill health

A range of mental health conditions including anxiety, eating, mood, personality, sleeping and psychotic disorders as well as dementia, are covered in this unit. At the end of this unit, you will be able to explain the process of producing a person-centred mental health care plan and how the mental health worker can support recovery for those in care.

Unit 5: Working in mental health

This unit focuses on professional standards and codes of practice combined with the mental health worker using reflective practice and identifying their own personal development plan. The roles of other professionals who provide mental health services, including occupational therapists, nutritionists, pharmacists, social workers and those offering housing and employment advice, are also covered, with an emphasis on how partnership working can improve outcomes for people with mental health problems.

The benefits of this course include:

  • Learn from your own home, in your own time
  • Work saves automatically to ensure it's never lost
  • Access to award-winning learning and assessment materials
  • One to one Tutor support available 7 days a week via phone, email or online
  • Your own designated Learner Support Advisor to help you throughout the course
  • Boost your earning potential
  • Achieve a nationally recognised level 3 qualification
  • Gain a qualification that is sought after by employers
  • Perfect for school and college leavers looking to develop a career path
  • Perfect for short-term opportunities as well as long-term
  • Advanced Learner Loan available with this course - Register your interest to find out more

This qualification could assist you in gaining the following employment opportunities and potential salaries:

Senior Clinical Support Role – up to £18,000

Senior Healthcare Assistant – up to £20,814

Mental Health Support Worker – up to £26,674

Key Information

Loan Price £811.00
Course Length 20 weeks
Awarding Body TQUK
Course Level Level 3
Learning Method(s)

Online learning
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