World Mental Health Day 2020

Today marks World Mental Health Day 2020, and therefore we thought this would be a great time to let you know about some free courses that are currently available to you!

Please advertise through your club to interest welfare officers and parents too!

FutureLearn –

  • Mindfulness for Wellbeing & Peak Performance

Learn mindfulness techniques to reduce stress and improve your wellbeing, study and work performance

Length:               4 weeks

Time:                  3 hours per week

Cost:                   Free

Available:           From 5th October 2020

For:                     Anyone interested

  • Understanding Depression & Low Mood in Young People

Understand how to recognise depression and low mood in teenagers and learn how to help.

Length:               5 weeks

Time:                  3 hours per week

Cost:                   Free

Available:            From 16th November 2020

For:                     Those working with young people

  • Understanding Autism

Understand more about autism, including diagnosis, the autistic spectrum, and life with autism with this CPD-certified course.

Length:               4 weeks

Time:                  3 hours per week

Cost:                   Free

Available:            Now

For:                     Anyone with an interest

There are lots of other courses on many different topics on the FutureLearn website. Mostly available for free. It has been proven that Lifelong Learning can play a big part in our own mental health wellbeing so check it out.


Another website to check out is:

CPD Online –

  • Mental Health Awareness

It teaches the basics of mental health and why it is important to maintain a positive mental attitude. Through the course students will develop their knowledge of the issues which people with mental health problems face.  There isn’t a time line on this course but it costs £20 + VAT and covers units such as What is Mental Health, Risk Factors and Legislation.

They also offer a more substantial Children’s Mental Health Course also for a cost of £20 + Vat.


Let us know how you get on and if there is a course that you would recommend!