helping you learn,

so you can help others.

Mental Health Matters

Our high quality training courses are designed specifically for you, meeting the needs of counsellors, therapists and mental health professionals. With our online learning, you will never again have to travel for training or search for training near you. The School of Applied Mental Health has courses available wherever you are, whenever you want to learn. They can all be completed at your own pace, fitting around your work and home life.

Our Top Courses

Screenshot of the Diploma in online and distance therapy and counselling

Diploma in Online and Distance Counselling

This 80 hour in depth Diploma will enable you to hold your sessions online or over the phone in an ethical, competent and knowledgeable way. Based on the BACP and ACTO training requirements, you will learn about the therapeutic, legal, technical, contractual and ethical aspects of this specialist work.

Self Care for Mental Health Professionals

COMING SOON! Our latest course is in development. Even better news is that this course in practicing self-care will be free to all. 

Screenshot of upcoming self care training (free CPD)

Our Values

Our Values make us who we are. Find out how these shape our work and what we have in common.


Our blog is packed full of free resources with topics ranging from anxiety and depression through to the latest clinical health studies and apps


Why We Should No Longer Use The ‘C’ Word When Talking About Suicide

The language we use around Mental Health is important, this is especially true when exploring a subject as important as suicide. In this post we explore how our literacy around the topic of suicide is changing and why we don’t say “committing suicide” anymore and what we can say instead.

weighted blanket in use for mental health, sleep anxiety

Weighted Blankets - Should you Recommend them to Clients?

If you believe all the claims, weighted blankets can help with a huge range of mental health concerns from anxiety and depression to insomnia or even autism. We examine the science behind their use and consider if you should recommend their use or not.

Digital Pride 2020. The Future or a Flop?

In 2020 Pride celebrations across the world were forced to drastically rethink. We consider the impact this might have on the LGBTQ+ community and whether the move to Digital Pride was a success.

commuting represented via headlights at night and traffic delays

Should we Mourn the Daily Commute? What Did it do to Mental Health?

With the brief moment of pause given to us by lockdown, we review the mental health impacts of commuting and ask how this has a very real effect on the wellbeing of clients (as well as ourselves).

Top 3 Mental Health Professionals on Social Media

It might not seem natural to say this but social media can be a fantastic resource for clients as well as ourselves, especially when they are run by mental health professionals. We give you our top 3 accounts to follow and why we love them. 

What unites France's Lawmakers and the Girl Guides? (Clue - its all about body image)

The Girl Guides and the French Government make for an unlikely allyship, but they have both been promoted an innovative solution to the problem of unrealistic body image. We look into how what can be learnt, and achieved.