It's Mental Health Awareness Week

It's Mental Health Awareness Week

As we celebrate Mental Health Awareness week, we want to not only raise awareness but to inspire change. If you’ve been considering a career in medicine, this is your sign to make it a reality. In this blog post, we'll explore the intersection of Mental Health Awareness Week and the potential for a fulfilling career in medicine, and how can pave the way for you. 

Why Mental Health Awareness Week Matters: 

Did you know the 2014 Mental Health and Wellbeing survey in England found that roughly 1 out of every 6 individuals aged 16 and above had experienced symptoms of a mental health issue, such as depression or anxiety, within the past week? Yes, you read that right—1 in 6! Additionally, a 2023 survey focusing on the mental health of children and young people highlighted alarming trends. It showed that in 2023, 20% of children aged 8 to 16 were likely to have a mental health disorder, marking a significant increase from 12% reported in 2017. Among those aged 17 to 19, the prevalence of probable mental disorders also rose from 10% in 2017 to a staggering 23% in 2023. Shocking, right? Don’t forget that surveys aren’t necessarily the most accurate way to get data, as they rely on factual self-reporting. This means that the actual number of people suffering could be higher! 

This is why Mental Health Awareness Week matters so much to us at, people need to be reminded that they’re not alone. It is also paramount that the stigma around mental health is removed, and we can do that by talking about it.  

How can you help? 

Do you want to do more to break the stigma? What if you could play a pivotal role in diagnosing, treating, and supporting individuals with mental health disorders? Spoiler alert: you absolutely can! 

By studying our Access to Higher Education Diploma for Health Professionals, you could directly impact lives and contribute to advancements in mental health care. It's like being a superhero but in scrubs instead of a cape! Through this course, you'll delve into the broader context of health, explore contemporary health issues, and hone essential skills like research, analysis, and evaluation. So if you're ready to embark on a journey that's equal parts fascinating and rewarding, fasten your seat belt! 


Why Access Courses Are a Game-Changer for Mental Health Advocates: 

So, you're intrigued by our courses, but you're wondering how they work, right? Here's the scoop: our access courses are unlike anything you've seen before. We don't require qualifications or prior experience, and guess what? They're 100% online and flexible to fit your schedule. Oh, and here's the kicker: our courses are equivalent to A Levels, but you can complete them in a year or less. Yes, you read that right—you could be on your way to studying medicine at university in just over a year! 

Ready to Take the Leap?  

Whether you're eyeing a career change, itching to learn more, or just curious about what's out there, our access courses offer a flexible and accessible pathway to your goals. By investing in your education and pursuing a career in healthcare, you get to be the change you wish to see in the world. Now, isn't that a pretty awesome thought? 

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