Online Active IQ Level 2 Award in Mental Health Awareness


£250 Full Price or Payment Plan (includes non-refundable deposit)

The purpose of the Mental Health Awareness qualification is to provide learners with an understanding and awareness of mental health, as well as the common mental health disorders and issues. This is to help reduce both stigma and discrimination, encouraging people to talk about mental health more openly.

Furthermore, the mental health awareness qualification will provide learners with the ability to apply their knowledge, through recognising and responding to the signs of mental ill health in both themselves and others, as well as being able to offer mental health first aid to those experiencing mental ill health. This is an excellent way to bolster knowledge around mental ill health.

Applications for all courses close at 12 pm on the Monday before the course commences, unless the course is full prior to this.

Full Price: £250 (includes non-refundable deposit)

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£50 non-refundable deposit and two payments of £75

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Home Study

You will receive an Active IQ course workbook when booking. You are required to prepare for the course by completing the following:

  • Reading articles
  • Completing Activities
  • Watching videos and answering questions

All of the above relate to your course workbook. Within your confirmation email, you will have a link that guides you through all the Pre-course work.

Online Delivery

Day 1

Mental health

The mental health continuum

Stigma and discrimination

Consequences of mental health discrimination

Common misconceptions surrounding mental health

The role of the media in the portrayal of mental health – Newspapers

Mental health disorders

  • Depression
  • Anxiety disorders – Stress
  • Anxiety disorders – Phobias


The main risk factors associated with mental ill health

Talking therapy

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)

Credible sources of information, support and guidance

Appropriate responses that can be made to support someone with mental ill health

Organisations offering support services


Day 2

Providing initial help to a person experiencing mental ill health – Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)

ALGEE (Mental Health First Aid International Trademark) – The steps of mental health first aid

Mental health crisis

What a mental crisis is.

Common and early signs of a mental health crisis.

Papyrus (Prevention of Young Suicide) advice.

Suicide risk

Mental Health CPR – current plan, prior behavior, resources.

Mental Health First Aid – Do’s and Don’ts

Mental health first aid for specific mental health disorders – Self-harm

Scenarios and case studies about clients

Listening and communicating in a non-judgmental way

Signposting appropriate sources of help

Sleep problems

Promoting good mental health

Applying what you have learned about mental health first aid

Course Dates

MH001 – 17th & 18th of August 2024


Two E-assessments.

eAssessment – Knowledge test

The mental health awareness assessment consists of 35 knowledge-based questions. Learners must score a minimum of 80% to pass. The time allowed is unlimited.


eAssessment – Case studies – application of mental health first aid

The mental health first aid assessment consists of scenario-based questions. There are 40 marks available, and learners must score at least 80% to achieve a pass. The time allowed is unlimited. Learners must apply their knowledge of mental health first aid from video content, which includes individuals discussing a range of mental health problems.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific qualifications required to apply for this course.


On completion candidates will be awarded with an Active IQ Level 2 Award in Mental Health Awareness e-certificate. Active IQ are no longer offering hard copy certificates.