This course will explore what is meant by mental health and the mental health spectrum. It will help you to develop an understanding of the different ways in which mental ill health can be managed and how to develop positive mental health strategies.
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 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
Saturday 22 Jun 2024 to Sunday 23 Jun 2024
When does this start and end?
We have 2 different start dates for this course:
23 March 2024 - 24 March 2024
22 June 2024 - 23 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
Everyone I've met has been great, from the teaching staff to cleaning staff, all really friendly and welcoming. The gardens and grounds are amazing. I'm so glad to be able to study here.
Staying residential at Northern College gave me time to breathe. Most of the learning would come about when talking with others, over meals and our free time. Walking in the garden before breakfast is inspirational.
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