Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health (Men’s Mental Health) Distance Learning Course Level 2 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

The number of men who have suicidal thoughts has doubled since 2009. Although men are now more likely to see a therapist if they’re feeling worried or low, there’s still a long way to go to ensure that men are supported with their mental health. This online course, Understanding Men’s Mental Health, covers a wide range of different mental health problems that can affect men, including depression, stress, anxiety and PTSD. You will learn about the signs, symptoms and triggers of poor mental health, as well as the differences in how some mental health conditions present themselves in men and women.

Units of study/what is involved:

  • Understanding Mental Health
  • Understanding Stress
  • Understanding Anxiety
  • Understanding Phobias
  • Understanding Depression
  • Understanding Postnatal Depression
  • Understanding Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Understanding Bipolar Disorder
  • Understanding Schizophrenia
  • Understanding Dementia
  • Understanding Eating Disorders
  • Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Understanding Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Assessment Methods

Assessments are due at the end of each unit. Your tutor will assess your work and build up your portfolio of evidence of learning. A certificate will be awarded on satisfactory submission of evidence of learning for the units studied.

Progression Options

Level 3 Mental Health

Course Summary

Course Title Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health (Men’s Mental Health) Distance Learning Course Level 2
Entry Requirements

*PLEASE NOTE: If you have previously completed the Awareness of
Mental Health Problems Distance Learning Level 2
, you are not eligible for
funding for this course.



Eligibility for FREE Level 2 Distance Learning


  • Learners must be aged 19 years old or over as of 31 August in the
    academic year.

  • Must have lived in the EU for the last three

  • Must currently reside in England, in a postal code outside
    Greater Manchester, Liverpool City, Cambridge & Peterborough, Tees
    Valley, Greater London Authority (GLA), West Yorkshire Combined Authority,
    West Midlands.

  • If aged 19-23, must hold a full Level 2 qualification or above in
    subject (i.e QCF Diploma Level 2, five GCSEs/O Levels grade A-C, two or
    three. AS Levels, CSE grade 1 5 or more, one A Level, QCF Certificate, GNVQ
    Intermediate, First Certificate or Principle of Learning Level

  • If aged 24+ no qualifications are


An administration fee will be incurred if you withdraw from

Attendance Requirements As a Distance Learning course, there is no need to attend College. For further information or advice, please contact the Distance Learning team:01823 366612 distancelearningteam@btc.ac.uk  
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‘From the outset, I have been immensely impressed with the Distance Learning team and the College as a provider. From the application process and telephone interview, the process has been extremely smooth and professional. Learning resources were provided very promptly and my tutor made contact quickly to provide me with details of how to get in touch for support’

– Chris, Understanding Mental Health Level 2 Distance Learning

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