Mental Health Awareness Certificate

Mental Health Awareness Certificate


Most of us take decision-making for granted, by those who lack mental capacity due to illness or impairment need proper care and support when it comes to their best interests. If you’re currently working in the mental health care sector and want to learn more about MCA & DOLS, then this course is for you.

This course will explore the Mental Health Awareness Certificate in detail, covering key principles and legal responsibilities of service providers. You’ll learn how to assess mental capacity in individuals and broaden your understanding of the role of the court of protection in regards to the Mental Health Awareness Certificate.

Furthermore, you’ll familiarise yourself with the process of decision making for the benefit of service users, and the implications involved for both service user and provider. This course can be studied on a part-time or full-time basis, and there are no specific learning requirements to enrol.

Please note: This course only gives you the theoretical knowledge that you need to excel in this field. This Mental Health Awareness Certificate doesn’t entitle you to practise as a professional in this specific field.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the key principles of the Mental Capacity Act
  • Learn the proper definition of the deprivation of liberty safeguards (DOLS)
  • Learn how to support someone lacking capacity and protect their best interests
  • Broaden your knowledge of the role of the Court of Protection and court-appointed deputies
  • Gain an excellent understanding of the application and authorisation of DOLS
  • Understand the implications of DOLS for both the service user and service provider
  • Deepen your understanding of the supporting framework for mental health care provision

Course design

The course is delivered through our online learning platform, accessible through any internet-connected device. There are no deadlines or teaching schedules, meaning you are free to study the course at your own pace.

You are taught through a combination of

  • Text lessons
  • Online study materials

How is the course assessed?

To successfully complete the course you must pass an automated, multiple-choice assessment. The assessment is delivered through our online learning platform. You will receive the results of your assessment immediately upon completion.

Will I receive a certificate of completion?

Upon successful completion, you can choose to make your achievement by obtaining your PDF Certificate at a cost of £9 and Hardcopy Certificate for £15.

Why study this course

This Mental Health Awareness Certificate course applies to the following:

  • Anyone who works in the mental health care sector
  • Personal carers and those who work in care homes or hospitals
  • Aspiring healthcare professionals who want to develop their knowledge & skills

Course Curriculum

Mental Health Awareness Certificate
Module 1: Introduction to Mental Health 00:17:00
Module 2: Childhood and Adolescent Psychiatric and Genetic Disorders 00:24:00
Module 3: Stress and Anxiety Disorders 00:32:00
Module 4: Schizophrenia 00:25:00
Module 5: Personality Disorders 00:40:00
Module 6: Mood Disorders 00:18:00
Module 7: Eating and Sleeping Disorders 00:43:00
Module 8: Self-Harm and Suicide 00:17:00
Module 9: Medication and Therapy in the Treatment of Mental Illness 00:30:00
Module 10: Social Attitudes To Mental Illness 00:11:00
Module 11: Mental Health Legislation and Services 00:26:00
Module 12: Mental Health In The Workplace 00:20:00
Mock Exam
Mock Exam – Mental Health Awareness Certificate 00:20:00
Final Exam
Final Exam – Mental Health Awareness Certificate 00:20:00

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