Taught course

Mental Health & Wellbeing Practitioner: Specialist Adult Mental Health

Edge Hill University · Allied Health, Social Work and Wellbeing

Entry requirements

You should have a degree equivalent to UK first-class or second-class honours (2:2 or above), as well as at least five GCSEs at Grade C or Grade 4 or above (or equivalent), including GCSE English Language.

You will also need to demonstrate the intrapersonal skills and values consistent with providing hopeful, person-centred care and show a commitment to working with people with complex mental health needs.

An interview forms part of the selection process.

If you accept a formal offer from Edge Hill University you will be required to apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosure indicating that you meet the mandatory criteria of ‘Clearance to Work with Children and/or Vulnerable Adults’. Further information will be sent to you after you have firmly accepted an offer.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Join us to study severe mental health problems and examine ways to build relationships with service users and their families and carers to identify needs and collaborate over care decisions.

You’ll prepare for a rewarding career in a new role that forms part of the transformation of mental health services. We’ll teach you all the skills you need as a mental health and wellbeing practitioner (MHWP) to support adults of all ages.

Learn alongside other adult service practitioners and therapists over 12 months. You’ll be part of a local mental health service, playing a core part of an existing team in the community.

During our PGCert Mental Health and Wellbeing Practitioner: Specialist Adult Mental Health course, you’ll discover how to engage and assess adults with severe mental health problems so you can develop effective care plans. Then you’ll collaborate with service users and their carers and families to deliver low-intensity, psychologically-informed interventions and make sure they have appropriate support.

Our combination of online study, in-person clinical skills training and practice-based learning align with the work-based component of Health Education England’s mental health and wellbeing training programme.

Please note, this course is also available as an undergraduate University Advanced Certificate for which different entry criteria apply.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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+44(0)1695 575171