Where will this course lead?

This Awareness of Mental Health course is suitable for anyone who wishes to understand more about mental health conditions for personal enrichment. As well as this, it is an ideal starting point for those that wish to work in health and social care environments or those that wish to move on to study in higher education in the area.

What will I study?

Introduction - What is mental health? Students will look at statistics, common causes and symptoms, stigma, and what you can do to help. Mental health law at work and risk assessment will also be covered.

Types of Mental Health Problem - Students will study an overview of depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, stress, PTSD, and panic attacks.

Managing a Mental Health Problem - Tips to improve wellbeing will be covered, along with setting goals, peer support, sleep, diet and exercise, mindfulness, taking a break, medication and recovery.

How will this course be delivered?

This will be delivered by taught sessions including group discussions.

What qualifications will I get?

This is a personal development course.

How will I be assessed?

This course is for personal development and is informally assessed by the tutor with self-assessment and evaluation by the student.

How do I get a place on the course?

Enrolment opportunities are available throughout the year. Please contact us for more details on 0121 678 7000 or email Community.SkillsforLife@Solihull.ac.uk

What are the entry requirements?

Students should be age 19+

If you have learning difficulty or a disability please let us know when you apply.

What else do I need to know?

The course is designed as an introduction to mental health and so no pre-requisite knowledge or training is needed.

Please note: Materials are not supplied for Cakes, Flowers/Floristry, Textiles, Soft Furnishings, Homemade Crafts, Calligraphy, Art, Cookery, Tiling, Painting & Decorating, Sewing or Dressmaking.

What can I do after this course?

We also offer a range of craft courses for adults, as well as Wider Family Learning courses designed for adults and children to learn together.


Woodlands Campus

Start Date






Course Fee

Free (for 5 weeks)

Course Code


Study Mode

Part Time

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