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You will gain an increased understanding and awareness of issues around mental health and wellbeing. As a result, you will be better equipped to undertake further education, training or employment, live a healthy lifestyle and become a responsible, contributing citizen.



Level SCQF 5

DeliveryOnline - Virtual Schools Timetable


LocationHighland Council Virtual Schools

Duration 1 Year


Understanding Mental Health Issues
•    explaining what is meant by the terms ‘mental health’ and ‘wellbeing’ for individuals and wider society
•    explaining a range of mental health issues
•    describing the role of the brain in relation to mental health and wellbeing

Influences on Mental Health and Wellbeing
•    describing factors that may influence mental health and wellbeing
•    describing the influence of technology and social media on mental health and wellbeing

Coping Strategies and Building Resilience
•    exploring helpful and unhelpful coping strategies
•    explaining how to promote good mental health and wellbeing in self and others
•    explaining different types of support and ways to address barriers to support mental health and wellbeing

What next...

On successful completion of this course you could move on to study a social science such as Psychology or pursue further education or training in the areas of Children & Young People, Health, or Social Care Services. This course is also beneficial as a standalone qualification that will help with your self-awareness and personal development


Entry requirements...

3 x National 4 qualifications.