Caring for adults
Caring for adults

Start this free course now. Just create an account and sign in. Enrol and complete the course for a free statement of participation or digital badge if available.

Free course

Caring for adults

Key points from Section 1

In this section you have learned:

  • that everything you do or say is communication
  • the importance of visual communication when caring for others
  • what interpersonal skills are and some of the ways you can develop them
  • the different stages of listening and the role that active listening plays in communication
  • that there are different ways to help people to communicate
  • why good record-keeping is important and what makes a good record.

Section 2 covers mental health problems. Studying this section will give you an insight into the care and treatment options for people with a mental illness. You will also learn about the role of family carers looking after a friend or a relative with mental health problems.


Take your learning further

Making the decision to study can be a big step, which is why you'll want a trusted University. The Open University has 50 years’ experience delivering flexible learning and 170,000 students are studying with us right now. Take a look at all Open University courses.

If you are new to university level study, find out more about the types of qualifications we offer, including our entry level Access courses and Certificates.

Not ready for University study then browse over 900 free courses on OpenLearn and sign up to our newsletter to hear about new free courses as they are released.

Every year, thousands of students decide to study with The Open University. With over 120 qualifications, we’ve got the right course for you.

Request an Open University prospectus