Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health

The Skills Network
Course summary
16-20 weeks
450 GBP
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Course description

Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health

With increasing worries around each life stage, whether linked to exam pressure, work expectations, unemployment or financial difficulties, it is not surprising that individuals may struggle to cope with the demands of everyday life. Approximately one in four people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year. This is why it is more important than ever before to increase our understanding of mental health in order to tackle this growing health concern and challenge the stigma attached to mental ill health.

This qualification will enable you to develop a thorough knowledge and understanding of mental health and well-being. It will equip learners with the skills needed to work in mental health services, making it ideal for those who want to progress in the health and social care sector.

Why choose The Skills Network?

  • No hidden costs – certificates, resources, support and more included
  • 0% interest direct debit schemes available with no credit checks needed
  • Learn from your own home, in your own time
  • Advanced Learner Loan available
  • One to one Tutor support available via phone or email

Suitability - Who should attend?

This qualification is ideal for anyone who is currently working or planning on working in a social care role, specifically one which deals with mental health. This course is also relevant to anyone who cares for a friend or relative with mental health issues.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Qualification gained: 

Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health

Training Course Content

Unit 1: Understand the role of the mental health care worker

  • Section 1: Understand the role of reflective practice and how to evaluate and develop own skills and knowledge as part of continual professional development
  • Section 2: Understand the different roles and responsibilities relevant to those involved in providing mental health care

Unit 2: Understand mental health conditions in context

  • Section 1: Understand mental health principles
  • Section 2: Understand legislation in the context of mental health conditions
  • Section 3: Understand how campaigns and strategies can be used to promote mental well-being
  • Section 4: Understand attitudes towards mental health in society

Unit 3: Living with a mental health condition

  • Section 1: Understand how living with a mental health condition impacts on individuals
  • Section 2: Understand how families of individuals with mental health conditions are affected

Unit 4: Mental health conditions and destructive behaviour

  • Section 1: Why a person with a mental health condition might be vulnerable to suicidal thoughts and self harm, the warning signs and how to support an individual who is contemplating suicide
  • Section 2: Understand the potential consequences for individuals who engage in self-destructive behaviour
  • Section 3: Understand why an individual with a mental health condition might engage in criminal activity and how the criminal justice system may impact on and protect those with mental health conditions
  • Section 4: Know how to support someone with a mental health condition who displays self-destructive behaviour

Unit 5: Understanding treatment of mental health conditions.

  • Section 1: Understand the role of diagnosis and planning in the recovery process for individuals with a mental health condition
  • Section 2: Know a range of treatments available for individuals with mental health conditions

Course delivery details

The course is delivered online via distance learning, meaning you can study from a place and at a time to suit you.

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Course Fees

  • Full price: £450.00
  • Loan price: £811.00


  • Deposit: £45
  • Monthly payments: £57.86
  • Payment duration: 7 months

Continuing Studies

Once you have completed this course, you could progress on to the following:

  • Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care
  • Level 3 Certificate in Understanding the Principles of Dementia Care
  • Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Autism

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

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