Mental Health Aware UK

Be Mental Health Aware (MHA UK Certified)

Our Be Mental Health Aware course will give you an understanding of the signs, symptoms, terminology and issues surrounding mental health, and how you can better support yourself and others. You will feel more empowered and informed to challenge the stereotyping and stigma surrounding mental health, helping to raise everyone’s awareness.


Be Mental Health Aware:

Our Be Mental Health Aware course will give you a clear understanding of what is meant but the terms mental health and mental ill health. It also highlights the issues some people face when accessing professional services that help and support mental well-being, and introduces the challenges of cultural diversity relating to mental health issues. This course will make you more aware of the negative attitudes, stigma and stereotyping surrounding mental health and how to challenge them in a more informed way.

On successful completion you will receive a ‘Be Mental Health Aware’ MHA-UK certificate.

Course requirements:

There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for the Be Mental Health Aware course.

Course duration:

This course should take approximately 45 minutes, however you don’t have to complete the course in one sitting, so don’t worry you can log back in and continue where you have left off.

Who is this course suitable for:

It is intended for everyone regardless of their preferred learning style, the course is fully narrated and features animation, white boarding and motion graphics.

This course is designed so that everyone can benefit and make significant changes to their personal and professional life. It’s suitable for beginners who have no prior experience of the subject and those who wish to build on their existing knowledge of Mental Health.


On completion of this course you will:

Be aware of what is meant by the terms mental health and mental ill-health

Be aware of how to better support yourself and others mental well-being

Be aware of some of the responses to mental health issues

Be aware of cultural diversity in relation to mental health issues

On completion of this course you will receive a "Be Mental Health Aware" MHA-UK certificate

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Course content:

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1.1 Define the terms ‘mental health’ and ‘mental ill-health’

1.2 Identify possible causes of mental health problems

1.3 Identify examples of mental health problems

1.4 List common sources of information on mental health issues

2.1 State the percentage of people in the UK that might experience mental health problems

2.2 Identify the effects that experiencing a mental health problem might have on an individual

2.3 Outline how mental health is reported in the media

2.4 Identify the negative effects media reporting can have on an individual

2.5 Identify  the negative effects media reporting can have on society

2.6 Outline how stereotyping can affect people with mental health problems

3.1 Identify the rights of people experiencing mental ill-health

3.2 Identify possible responses that can be made to support an individual with mental health

3.3 Outline factors which can have an impact on whether a response will work

3.4 Identify where to refer people to go go for further help or guidance about mental health issues

3.5 Identify ways to promote positive mental health

4.1 Identify possible causes of mental distress in different cultural groups

4.2 Examples that may exist for different cultural groups accessing services and overcoming these barriers

4.3 Outline that can help promote positive mental health amongst different cultural groups

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“I'm very satisfied with the Be Mental Health Aware course. I am now more aware of mental health problems”


"I will be more aware of my own mental health in relation to every day life and especially when dealing with workload and professional work related difficulties"


"I have learnt about the difference of 'mental health' and 'mental ill health'."


"The Be Mental Health Aware course was a very interesting course, it will help lots of people struggling with their mental health."

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