New course offers adults opportunity to treat and prevent mental health in the community

Hopwood Hall College has specially selected its newest part-time course to promote wellbeing in the community. 

The Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health – which is being offered for free – will give adults the opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge in this important field. 

This can ultimately allow learners to begin a new career in mental health or bring an increased understanding of the subject into their current role. 

It comes after recent reports warn that mental health issues will continue to spike across the UK. 

Findings published by the NHS show that one in four adults and one in 10 children will experience mental illness. 

There are a number of reasons why the matter is becoming even more prevalent, including the COVID-19 pandemic.  

According to a survey conducted by Statista, four in 10 adults admit that the pandemic and its resulting lockdowns has had a negative effect on their mental health.  

Hopwood’s Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health will equip learners will the means to offer valuable support those who need it most in the future. 

 Beginning on Wednesday 17th November, the free part-time course is suitable for people aged 19+ 

It’s one of several new community-focused pathways, including the Level 2 Award in Awareness in Dementia.  

Julia Heap, Principal and CEO of Hopwood Hall College and University Centre, said: 

“When we decide which part-time courses to provide at Hopwood Hall, we always do so by looking at the needs of people in the local area. 

“It’s crucial that are we are able to offer the correct support needed to treat and prevent mental health problems and promote wellbeing in our community. 

“I’d encourage anyone with an interest in this vital field to think about the many benefits that could come from studying this course and steering their career down this rewarding path.”


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