Online Learning for Healthcare
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Mental Health Awareness

Skills for Health
Delivery Method: eLearning

Learn about the main types of mental health conditions, along with their respective symptoms and treatments. This course aims to raise awareness of a healthcare professionals' interaction with people who have mental health illnesses and how to use links and resources to existing information, advice and support.


What will learners get out of it?

  • Understand the needs and experiences of people with mental health conditions
  • Understand the importance of promoting positive health and wellbeing for an individual
  • Understand the adjustments which may be necessary in care delivery relating to an individual
  • Understand the importance of early detection of mental health conditions
  • Understand legal frameworks, policy and guidelines
  • Understand the meaning of mental capacity in relation to how care is provided

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Describe some commonly experienced symptoms of mental health conditions, for example: depression, anxiety disorder and panic attacks, phobias, post traumatic stress disorder, psychosis, and personality disorders
  • Describe the different ways health and social care staff can work in order to support people who have mental health conditions
  • Describe how positive attitudes towards impairments and disabilities and including people in their own care is essential for promoting positive mental health and well-being for the individual
  • Describe how it may be necessary to adjust the way care is provided for people with mental health conditions
  • Explain how early detection of mental health needs can improve the way care is provided and the support that is given
  • Explain the legislation and policies that are designed to promote and protect human rights including the concepts of capacity and consent
  • Describe the types of things that might go wrong in the care of people with mental health conditions and how to report concerns according to local policy and guidelines.
Who is this course for?

All healthcare staff


The session is followed by a multiple choice assessment designed to test learners' understanding of the course. Learning progress and test results can be tracked by managers for internal development and learners can keep a certificate of completion for CPD.


This course was designed with mental health specialists in the health sector. This course meets the outcomes for level 1 of the framework (based on care certificate standards).


30 mins


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