Mental Health

Level: Professional Development – QLS Level 3

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Gain skills and knowledge in Mental Health to expand an existing practice, as a foundation qualification towards further studies, or for personal interest
  • Be awarded the BSY Professional Certificate of Merit
  • Receive the Certificate of Achievement at QLS Level 3*
  • Be eligible to become a member of AHCP (Association of Complementary Practitioners)

You can study this course from the comfort of your own home; in your own time and at your own pace; with helpful support and encouragement from our friendly tutors.

Course overview

No matter how resourceful a person might be in coping with problems, life inevitably involves stress. We all develop characteristic ways of responding to these situations and the course examines these responses to frustration. It also explores concepts such as abnormality, self-knowledge and voluntary control, neuroses, psychoses and personality disorders.


  • Lesson One
    • Introduction
      • Frustration and Stress
      • Conflict
      • Approach-Avoidance
      • Consequences
  • Lesson Two
    • Responses to Frustration
      • Anxiety
      • Defence Mechanisms
      • Lesson Three
      • Stress
      • Coping With Stress
      • Change
      • Stress and Illness
      • We All Get Stressed
  • Lesson Four
    • Classifications of Abnormality
      • Defining Criteria
      • What is ‘Normality’?
      • Major Diagnostic Categories
      • Neuroses
  • Lesson Five
    • Classifications of Abnormality (Continued)
      • Psychoses
      • Personality Disorders
      • Specific Neuroses
  • Lesson Six
    • Further Study of Neuroses
      • Specific Neuroses (Continued)
      • Understanding Neurotic Reactions
  • Lesson Seven
    • Further Study of Psychoses and Personality Disorders
      • Psychoses
      • Personality Disorders
  • Lesson Eight
    • Alcohol and Drug Dependency / Methods of Restoring Mental Health
      • Alcoholism
      • Drug Dependency
      • Psychotherapy
      • Biological Therapies
      • Drug Therapies
      • Tips for a Healthy Mind

Practical training

No practical training is required to complete this course.

*Registration fee included.