You will develop your understanding and skills in supporting someone who may be experiencing mental health difficulties. This is an interactive course which requires student participation in practical demonstration and presentation of skills learned.
The course is not intended to provide individual support for mental illnesses, but rather to develop skills in recognising and responding to difficulties and providing initial support. The training room is not an appropriate therapeutic environment for sharing personal trauma. If you need support with your own mental health, or those close to you, please contact your local mental health services or GP. You can find helpful information on the NHS website at https://www.nhs.uk/mental-health/ If someone is at immediate risk of harm, call 999.
If you are a student at the college and require support, please contact email@example.com It is important that if you have any learning support needs, including any mental health issues which may be triggered by the content of the course, that you declare these and have a learning support assessment, so we can ensure appropriate support is available before enrolment.
What can this course lead to?
This course is beneficial for those who have been out of education or work for a while and are looking to gain new knowledge and skills. You could progress on to further short courses such as Exploring Mental Health Issues and/or progress to gaining a qualification such as the Level 1 Award in Mental Health Awareness. Our Student Support Services team will work with you to design a personalised learning journey based on your needs and aspirations.
Course session dates
Saturday 23 Mar 2024 to Sunday 24 Mar 2024
Tuesday 18 Jun 2024 to Wednesday 19 Jun 2024
When does this start and end?
We have 2 different start dates for this course:
23 March 2024 - 24 March 2024
18 June 2024 - 19 June 2024
What are the entry requirements?
No formal qualifications are required to study this course. A willingness to learn is essential.
If you are not eligible, the cost of the course is £50.00. If you choose to stay residentially, and you are not eligible via the residential funding assessment, there will be an additional fee to pay. The vast majority of students are eligible to study and stay residentially for free and we will confirm when you apply.
1 in 4 people in the UK are living with a mental ill health conditions. Studies have shown that taking part in education helps people to increase their confidence, social participation and sense of achievement. Studying at with us provides a safe space to explore mental health and wellbeing, raising positive awareness. As well as being supported by tutors with a wealth of knowledge and experience around the subject you will also be able to connect to other like minded students.
Zoe GrahamTutor - Society, Health and Development
“I started with my English GCSE and just completed my Access to Higher Education course - I can't believe where Northern College has taken me.” - Fran
The staff and tutors are amazing and can give you the confidence to achieve your goals. Cannot recommend this place enough.
Northern College did and still is changing my life; it changes people too. It opens your mind to your dreams, and makes them a reality.
I was made to feel that I did matter and that I was worthy. I was encouraged and supported when I thought I couldn't do it. Despite all the failures I had previously had at other places, I did it at Northern College because I was supported by people who believed in me.
Awesome tutors and a very friendly place. I wish I was still there.
Rated by Ofsted as a Good Provider
student pass rate for 2021-22
of students rated the College as good or outstanding in supporting them to improve their confidence to learn