Certificate in Mental Health

Certificate in Mental Health

Certificate in Mental Health

Become a certified Mental Health Practitioner

Language: english

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Instructor(s): Mailess Chabalenge

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What you’ll learn

  • Define common terms used in mental health
  • Understand the causes of mental illness and consequences
  • Understand signs and symptoms of mental ill health and their consequences
  • Understand the link between mental health (and or illness) and HIV/AIDS
  • Understand how to manage mental illnesses
  • Know the principles to use when dealing with mental illnesess
  • Understand the phases of treatment and common drugs used
  • Define community home based care and understand it advantages
  • Know the myths and misconceptions of mental health
  • Understand the minor and major mental health illness e,g schizophrenia, mania, depression, phobia etc
  • Understand the link between Mental health and poverty, culture and gender



  • For all levels. No experience in medical field required, Secondary school certificate, able to read and write in English.



The course offers an extensive knowledge and trains students in Mental Health Illnesses and how to manage them. This course will equip students be effective trained Mental health Practitioners with adequate knowledge and skills to work in any settings when mental health is of concern. Additionally, students will enhance self-awareness and reflective abilities that are highly valued in a range of organizations and personal life situations. The course will equip the students to be able to make a difference in people’s lives with a positive relationship.

In this course you will learn the following topics:

  • Causes of mental ill health and its consequences

  • Symptoms of minor and major mental ill health

  • Link of HIV/AIDS and mental health and its management

  • Management of various mental health disorders

  • Phases of treatment and common drugs used

  • Understand community home based care and its advantages

  • Rehabilitation methods

  • Disorders such as depression, panic, phobia, anxiety, schizophrenia and mania

  • Knowing the link between mental health and poverty, culture and gender

  • What to do next after this course completion

This course is for all levels w and does not require prior experience. However, students should be able to understand English, be able to read and write in English, have good network connection for effective learning with either a phone, tablet or laptop.


Who this course is for

  • All levels as long as you are interested in Mental Health issues


Course content

  • Section 1
    • Introduction
    • Definitions in mental health
    • Causes of mental illnesses
    • Consequences of mental illnesss
    • Signs and symptoms of mental health illnesses
    • Assignment
    • Management of mental health illness p1
    • Management of mental illness p2
    • Principles in managing mental health illnesses
    • Medication in mental health illnesess
    • Phases of treatment and medication
    • Counselling and helping strategies
    • Mental health counsellors
    • Rehabilitation counsellors
    • Rehabilitation
    • Types of rehabilitation methods
    • Community home based care and its goals
    • Advantages of Community home based care
    • Community home based care
    • Myths and Misconceptions
    • Assignment
  • Section 2
    • Introduction to psychoses-Schizophrenia
    • Schizophrenia
    • Stages of Schizophrenia
    • Advise to patient and family with Schizophrenia
    • Management of Schizophrenia
    • Assigment
    • Bipolar Disorder
    • Assignment
  • Section 3
    • Depression
    • Anxiety
    • Panic disorder
    • Phobic disorder
    • Alcohol abuse
    • Drug Abuse
    • Assignment
  • Section4
    • Mental health and HIV/AIDS
    • Mental health illness and HIV/AIDs Management
    • Mental health and Poverty
    • Mental health and gender
    • Assignment
    • Assignment
  • Section 5
    • Define Health
    • Social, emotional, environmental and spiritual health
    • Physical and Mental health
    • Determinates of health
    • Assignment
  • Section 6
    • What Next??
    • Certification
    • BONUS


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