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09: Mental Health Awareness

Care Certificate Standard 09: Mental Health Awareness

This online ‘Awareness of Mental Health Conditions’ content will deliver key knowledge to healthcare workers which can be used towards achieving the care certificate, this content can be taken as part of the Care Certificate: Full Package.

This Mental Health content should be completed by all healthcare and social care staff. This includes unpaid and voluntary staff working in NHS and private hospitals, locum doctors, locum allied health professionals, agency nurses and healthcare assistants. This online care certificate content is also relevant for health and social care support workers, including charities, nursing and residential home staff.


  • Understand the needs and experiences of people with mental health conditions
  • Understand the importance of promoting positive health and wellbeing for an individual who may have a mental health condition
  • Understand the adjustments which may be necessary in care delivery relating to an individual who may have a mental health condition
  • Understand the meaning of mental capacity in relation to how care is provided