Psychology & Mental Health Courses

Want to improve your own mental wellbeing or increase your awareness of complex mental health issues? Get mental health training or explore the science and psychology behind human development with our online mental health and psychology courses.

Gain insight into developments and breakthroughs in mental health and psychology research with online mental health courses.

Choose a Psychology & Mental Health topic

8 Microcredentials

Our online microcredentials are designed to upskill you for work in rapidly-growing industries, without the time and cost commitment of a full degree. They can be used as an independent certification, and some even offer academic credit to use towards a degree. Each microcredential also includes a formal online assessment.

Learn flexibly online

Develop your knowledge of key issues in mental health and social care with short online healthcare training courses, in-depth programs, microcredentials or a full postgraduate degree. Start learning for free, on desktop, tablet or mobile.

Buy a course upgrade or subscribe to Unlimited for extra benefits

Buy a course upgrade for ongoing access to the course content, tests, and the chance to gain a Certificate of Achievement. Subscribe to Unlimited for access to hundreds of short courses and the ability to keep access to courses you gain a certificate on.

Boost your career

Use your knowledge for CPD hours and learn with educators and researchers from top universities, medical schools and healthcare organisations. Learn from the experiences of professionals and patients all over the world.

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.