Mental Health Awareness

Course Description

This course is one of our essential courses for all staff working within health and social care regardless of setting of which adult user group they are working with. It provides the necessary overview information so that staff leave with an understanding of the principles of the mental capacity act, as well as the importance of embedding these principles into their daily working with individuals.

Course Outline

  • Understand what happened before the Mental Capacity Act (MCA)
  • Who is protected by the Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • The key principles of the act
  • Look at best interest decision
  • Complying with the Mental Capacity Act 2005

Course Duration



The trainer will carry out an on-going assessment.


All delegates will receive a certificate of attendance.


The course can be delivered at locations to suit the client or at one of our training venues.

More About This Course

Mental health care training

There have been some huge strides made in mental health awareness over the past few years, but there is still so much more to be done. Increasingly, mental health training for professionals is becoming an essential part of the any social care job, as senior staff and project managers are expected to take a more active role in protecting the mental health of their staff and their patients.

There are a multitude of mental health and social care courses around the UK, including mental health certification training, mental health social worker training, and mental health in schools training. Choosing the right course for your needs will allow your company to anticipate and prevent any potentially distressing workplace situations, and to more effectively look out for your employees, co-workers and clients by creating a safe, respectful and professional workspace.

What does a mental health training course involve?

Our mental health training courses are just three hours long and will equip all attendees with the knowledge and background necessary to promote good mental wellbeing in their workplace.

The course is considered to be an essential for anyone who works within the health and social care sector. Over the duration of your training session, you will learn about the history of mental health law, and to understand what happened before the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) was introduced in 2005.

You will learn who is protected by the MCA, and the key principles of this act. We will then take a closer look at the best interest edition, and how to effectively comply with the MCA in professional and educational environments. By the end of the day, we hope that every attendee will have a better understanding of the importance of embedding the principles of the MCA into their daily working lives.

There is no exam at the end of the course – instead, each individual will be subject to an ongoing assessment by the course leader. All delegates will be presented with a certificate of attendance upon completion of the course.

Why you should take a mental health awareness training course with us?

At Embark Learning, we have ensured that there is a mental health workplace training programme to suit every company, and every individual. We cater for trainee and experienced nurses, support workers, social workers, mental health nurses, and students.

Based in Sutton Coldfield, near Birmingham, we are within reach of several major universities, hospitals and health care centres, and within easy access of most parts of England and Wales.

We have been operating since 2011, and we now offer more than 100 health and social care courses – including our brand-new Virtual Reality learning experience.

Our flexible approach to learning means that we can help you map out your course schedule to suit your own working hours, and we will always be available to offer advice and support on your career path and next steps.

To find out more about the mental health training that we offer, call us on 0330 024 1370 or email us at with your questions.