Level 2 Award in Mental Health Awareness (Active IQ)

Develop your awareness of mental health & common issues. Help reduce stigma and encourage people to talk about mental health

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Course overview

The purpose of this qualification is to provide learners with an understanding and awareness of mental health, common mental health disorders and issues, help reduce stigma and discrimination and encourage people to talk about mental health. Furthermore, the qualification should provide learners with the ability to apply their knowledge of mental health through recognising and responding to the signs of mental ill health in themselves and others and be able to offer mental health first aid to people experiencing mental ill health.

The training includes e-learning and e assessment.

Entry requirements

  • Learners must be 16 years of older and there are no formal pre requisites

What you will learn

Understanding mental health for example how to Identify common misconceptions surrounding mental health, understand the stigma and discrimination in relation to mental ill health.

Understanding mental health disorders such as:

  • Anxiety disorders: stress, phobias and post-traumatic stress disorder & Depression
  • Schizophrenia
  • Eating disorders: anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa
  • Addiction and substance misuse
  • Bereavement
  • Self-harm
  • The common treatments and interventions used to manage mental health and mental ill health
  • The main risk factors associated with mental ill health
  • Credible sources of information, support and guidance in relation to mental health support for an individual.
  • The appropriate responses that can be made to support someone with mental ill health
  • How to recognise and respond to the signs of mental ill health in themselves and others


  • eAssessment online

What to do now

  • Complete an online application form, making your full payment

What you will achieve

  • Active IQ Level 2 Award in Mental Health Awareness


£ 175

This course is eLearning and eAssessment. To take the course, please:

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Once we have received your payment, we will register you on the course with the Awarding Body and send you your login details.

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