Mental Health Care Worker

This qualification is aimed at anyone looking to develop their understanding of mental health and the role of the mental health care worker.

Mental Health Care Worker​ Care Courses Online

Level 2 Qualification

100% Online

Flexible Learning

Fully Funded

6 Weeks (average time)

Fully funded by UK Government. Qualifications accredited by NCFE CACHE & TQUK.

Free online health and social care courses​
Free online health and social care courses​
Free online health and social care courses​

Mental Health Care Worker

Explore approaches to care and management and the duty of care in adult health and social care, and change and support in relation to mental health.

Successful completion of the course can support progression to employment and progression within the care sector.

free online care course

What you will learn

Your free course is split into manageable units

In this unit, you will learn about an outline of mental health, including the concept as a whole, including physical and mental well-being, the common types of mental health problems and illnesses, including anxiety and depression, and the legislation and guidance that applies to those with mental health problems, including the Mental Capacity Act and the Care Act.

In this unit, you will learn about the roles and responsibilities of the care worker, including those in relation to standards and practices, records and legislation and duty of care. They will also learn more about the importance of personal development plans and SWOT analysis in continuous professional development, using feedback, and reducing stress, as well as using the Mental Capacity Act and codes of practice when working in care.

In this unit, you will learn about features of the care planning process, including local standards of care, the stepped approach to care, and key interpersonal skills. They will also learn about aspects of good practice including risk assessments, mental health assessments, and the role of key agency professionals in relation to the care process.

In this unit, you will learn about the duty of care and how it influences health and social care practice, including whistleblowing policy and legislation. They will also learn about what must happen when a dilemma occurs in relation to the duty of care, recognising and reporting unsafe practices such as staff shortages and unsafe equipment, examining workplace culture and abuse, and what is considered valid consent.

In this unit, you will learn about different factors that can cause mental health change to occur, and key areas in which individuals benefit from support. They will also learn how others can support the individual to recover, including unpaid carers, advocates and interpreters, and they will learn about the types of medication and therapy available to manage mental health problems and other resources that are available to support good practice.

Get trained and qualified

Provide the best care possible

Your Accredited Certificate

Your level 2 certificate is a record of achievement and your proof of completing the nationally recognised qualification.

Who can benefit

The qualification is suitable for those working in the care profession, or anyone looking into a career in care.

The course is also suitable for home carers or anyone who has an interest in learning more mental health.

Career opportunities

  • Aged 19 or over as of 31/8/21
  • Living in England
  • Have lived in the UK/EU/EEA for at least 3 years*
  • Not completed any part of the course before

*EEA nationals will need to have obtained either pre-settlement or settled status and provide evidence of this.

your level 2 certificate

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If you meet the eligibility criteria then YES!

We connect you with learning providers that use government funding, in the form of the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) and the Adult Educational Budget (AEB).

We hope to get you started within 24 hours of completing the full enrolment process but this can vary depending on the learning provider.

Register interest and a course advisor will be in touch to provide you with more specific details.

The courses are designed to allow learners to fit their learning around their employment obligations and can be completed in a number of weeks or months, depending on the level.

Our shorter courses are often completed within 3 weeks, whilst our longer lasting courses can take up to 3 months.

Yes! All of our free courses are 100% online.

All of our courses are accredited by UK government-recognised awarding bodies. These include NCFE CACHE and TQUK, with whom we work closely to ensure our existing courses, and all new ones, meet approved standards of excellence and are certified as such. NCFE CACHE and TQUK are national awarding organisations that design, develops and certifies nationally recognised qualifications and awards.

All qualifications are regulated by Ofqual and are the perfect way to boost any CV.

You can only take one course at a time but you can take up to 7 in one academic year.

No, there are no exams, all courses require you to complete assessment questions based on the knowledge you have just gained from the units.

The courses we offer are all funded qualifications, meaning you need to be eligible for government funding in order to secure your a place. This information is a funding requirement and proves your eligibility.

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