Introduction to mental health


Welcome to the Council for Disabled Children’s Introduction to mental health online training.

This training has been developed specifically for Information, Advice and Support Service staff and volunteers.

This training will:

  • help you to understand mental health and mental health difficulties
  • help you in understanding how a person’s mental health difficulties relate to their life experiences
  • introduce you to some key mental health terminology
  • support you in working with people who experience mental health difficulties.

It will take between 30-45 minutes to complete. You can go at your own pace.

You will see from the menu on the left, the course includes four lessons and a survey. We recommend you complete all of them in order. The menu on the left will track your progress through the course. At the end, we will ask you to complete a final survey.

Use the menu links to navigate to each lesson and the arrows at the bottom of the screen to navigate through the content. When you've finished a lesson, click the 'Finish' button to mark that lesson as complete. All sections of the course must be complete before the certificate can be released. 

You will then be able to download your certificate by clicking on the large tick above the menu, or you can return to the 'My trainings' section using the icon to the left of the menu where your certificates will be saved. 

By undertaking this training you agree to receiving a follow-up online evaluation form in 3 months’ time. 

We hope you find the course useful! If you need any technical support while completing this course, please contact [email protected]