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Mental Health Awareness — Part-time

Course outline

The course is aimed at adults who would like to learn about mental health.

The focus of this course is to explore the importance that mental health has in our overall health and wellbeing and gain knowledge and skills to recognise mental health problems.

This is facilitated by discussing common mental health problems and by exploring how to maintain good mental health in a supportive environment.

The course aims to reduce the stigma around mental health by talking openly about mental health problems and to explore the importance of mental health for our overall wellbeing.

It will consist of discussion of common mental health disorders and how mental health problems can impact our lives.

On this course, you will learn:

  • How to recognise the early warning signs of mental health problems
  • To understand the many factors that can contribute to mental health problems
  • To understand the signs and symptoms of common mental health conditions
  • To understand and demonstrate knowledge of the importance of positive mental health
  • To identify strategies to maintain mental health
  • To understand and demonstrate steps to improve mental wellbeing
  • To engage in social interaction by working within a group setting
  • To understand and demonstrate non-judgemental and positive attitudes towards mental health
  • To recognise when a person should seek professional support for mental health
  • How to access support for mental health problems

You will achieve objectives by taking part in group activities.

How to enrol onto this course

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Level Entry Level
Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements but you must be aged 19+ and have a good standard of spoken and written English as you will be required tp complete a mandatory course workbook (Individual Learning Plan) each week, with the support of the course tutor.

Teaching & assessment

Tutors will give regular verbal and written feedback. You will be required to complete a short workbook and encouraged to set your own personal targets as part of this course.


The course tutor can discuss appropriate opportunities if you wish to further your learning in this subject area.

Information will be made available about other course opportunities at Nottingham College and you will have the opportunity to access external Careers Guidance to aid their next steps.