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Mental Health and Psychiatry: Providing Mental Health Support

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6 hours
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No formal qualification
10 CPD hours / points
  • Certificate of completion - £9.99
  • Certificate of completion - £15.99
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In a world where approximately 1 in 4 people experience a mental health issue in their lifetime, the need for understanding and supporting mental health is more critical than ever. Our comprehensive course, "Mental Health and Psychiatry: Providing Mental Health Support," offers an in-depth exploration of mental health concerns across various age groups, delving into prevalent psychiatric disorders and their potential causes. As you progress through the course, you'll gain invaluable insights into effective treatment methods and ways to support those in need. Through a thoughtful combination of theory and practical understanding, you will be well-equipped to make a difference in the lives of others while navigating the complexities of mental health and psychiatric care. Take advantage of this opportunity to expand your knowledge in this crucial field!

Learning outcomes:

  • Comprehend the basics of mental health and various psychiatric disorders.
  • Differentiate between mental health and mental disorders across multiple age groups.
  • Understand the reasons behind and outcomes of psychiatric disorders.
  • Examine common psychiatric diseases and their symptoms.
  • Explore the different treatment methods for psychiatric disorders.
  • Gain knowledge about providing mental health support to individuals.
  • Familiarise yourself with the legislation related to mental health.


10 CPD hours / points
Accredited by CPD Quality Standards

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The "Mental Health and Psychiatry: Providing Mental Health Support" course is designed to offer a comprehensive understanding of mental health and psychiatric disorders. Throughout the 12 modules, you will delve into the fundamentals of mental health, learning to differentiate between mental health and mental disorders across different age groups, from children to adults. You'll also explore the reasons behind and outcomes of psychiatric disorders, equipping you with the knowledge to identify and address these issues.

As you progress, you will examine common psychiatric disorders and their symptoms alongside various treatment methods to help those affected. Additionally, this course provides essential information on how to offer mental health support, empowering you to make a difference in the lives of those struggling with mental health challenges.

Furthermore, the course covers the crucial legislation related to mental health, ensuring that you have a solid foundation in the legal framework surrounding mental health support and treatment.

Who is this course for?

  • Mental health professionals seeking to expand their knowledge.
  • Individuals interested in pursuing a career in mental health support.
  • Parents or caregivers of individuals with mental health challenges.
  • Educators and school personnel who work with children and adolescents.
  • Anyone looking to understand better and support those dealing with mental health issues.

Career path

  • Mental Health Support Worker - £18,000 to £25,000 per year
  • Psychiatric Nurse - £24,907 to £37,890 per year
  • Clinical Psychologist - £32,306 to £48,000 per year
  • Counsellor - £20,000 to £40,000 per year
  • Social Worker (Mental Health) - £25,000 to £40,000 per year
  • Psychotherapist - £30,000 to £60,000 per year

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Certificate of completion

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Certificate of completion

Hard copy certificate - £15.99

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For students within the United Kingdom, there will be no additional charge for postage and packaging. For students outside the United Kingdom, there will be an additional £10 fee for international shipping.


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