Flexible start date




  • Care


  • Online

Why take this course?

This course is based on evidence drawn from the behavioural sciences and sports psychology. Mental Strength and ‘Mental Toughness’ have some similarities with the idea of ‘Resilience’ (the ability to bounce back from adversity), but there are some key differences.

You will explore these differences and apply that knowledge to improve your understanding of your own thoughts and behaviours.

Changing routines and altered ways of thinking can have a great impact and lead to more general improvements in their lives.

What you will experience

The course is broken down into 2 bite-sized units with the following titles:

• Self-assessment
• Creating a stronger you

On completion of this course you will be able to:

• Identify similarities and differences between resilience and mental toughness
• Apply evidence-based learning to achieve behaviour change
• Create a vision for the future that includes a better version of you
• Assess your own mental strength
• Practice basic techniques that will help to develop mental strength

The online materials include quizzes and exercises to help reinforce learning. There is also an online assessment to test students’ understanding of the topic on completion of the course.