Psychology & Mental Health Courses
Studying psychology and mental health can benefit healthcare professionals, educators, and the general public alike. A good understanding of mental health, stressors, and self care is the first step in maintaining good health and balance.
Likewise, psychology and mental health are growing areas within healthcare for professional development or even a brand new career direction.
Studying psychology and mental health online
Mental health and psychology are fascinating fields covering a variety of issues and specialisms. As such, it can sometimes be difficult to cover the entire subject or know exactly what you’d like to study.
At FutureLearn, we’ve created a wide variety of courses related to the central topics in these fields, at different levels to cater to everybody from complete beginners to professionals looking to complement their existing knowledge.
For newcomers to the subject, you’ll find a selection of introductory courses. These cover the fundamentals of some of the key areas of both subjects. They can give you the chance to explore the area and find out whether it’s something that you’d like to study further.
If you already have some experience in the industry, FutureLearn’s psychology and mental health courses can help expand your skills and knowledge. This can be beneficial as you can upskill to a new role or develop your professional credentials.
Choosing a psychology or mental health course
Our portfolio of courses spans a variety of topics within the subject of psychology, from the history through to clinical application and how to care for people with a variety of mental health issues. As well as plenty of introductory courses covering things like the history and science of psychology and foundations in dementia, we also have more specialised programs in several areas.
Those looking to gain an understanding of youth mental health will find a host of different resources. Similarly, if you’re interested in mindfulness and wellbeing, you can find several courses of interest. If you want to learn about specific areas of mental health such as anxiety & depression, we also have you covered.
Psychology and mental health certifications and CPD
Our psychology & mental health courses offer short learning opportunities, usually lasting a few weeks. However, if you’re looking for more in-depth qualifications, you’ll also find them here.
We offer online psychology and mental health programs that give you the chance to delve deeper into particular subject areas. These collections of courses are a great way of exploring your passions and demonstrating your learning.
You can also find microcredentials and degrees related to mental health and psychology. Microcredentials offer the chance to earn academic credit or independent certification.
With a degree, you can earn a qualification from a leading university and a robust pathway into your chosen career.