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An increasing number of young people experience some form of mental health problem themselves or with their friends or family. Many are unsure about how to seek help for themselves or how to support others.

This course looks at explaining and developing a deeper understanding of the issue.

  • understand difference between mental health and mental illness
  • rights of the individual in legislation
  • what is a mental health worker
  • understand positive and negative impacts on mental health
  • getting to grips with stress
  • the value of positive health promotion
  • create resilience and coping strategies

Level SCQF 6

Delivery Online - Virtual Schools Timetable


Location Highland Council Virtual Schools

Duration 1 Year


Course content...

  • Understanding Mental Health and mental illnesss
  • Stress and Stress Management
  • Health Promotion


What next...

This qualification will build confidence in understanding the complexities of mental health.  It can help towards your further study in school or college.


Entry requirements...

3 x National 5 passes.