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Mental Health and Illness


Mental Health and Illness

Mental Health and Illness

Gain a good understanding of mental health and learn how you can support mental health and illness today


Students: 9,940
Course Description

One in four adults experience some form of mental health problems at some point in their lives. Anxiety, depression and severe mental problems such as schizophrenia affect not only the individuals concerned but also their families and friends.
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Mental health problems result in reduced quality of life and possibly loss of life. It is therefore important to understand mental distress and the ways it can be treated. This free course will help you understand mental health and mental illness, mental health practise and care in the community. It will tackle the issues of stigma and discrimination in mental health, explain why the promotion of mental well-being is important and give a history of institutions and segregation. The course will also focus on the positive impact exercise can have on mental health and psychological well-being. This course will be of great interest to professionals in social and health professions, for anyone who has personal experience of mental health problems and anyone with a general interest in this important subject.
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Learning Outcomes

This course will provide you with a better understanding of mental health and illness. It will teach you effective ways to help a person with a mental illness.
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It will encourage you to explore new ways to build confidence and self-esteem, while reducing stress to significantly improve health.You will learn to understand the role of a social worker in mental health services. This course will provide you with a good example of a community resource centre in action. This will make you more aware of the work carried out in your community today and you will be more aware of discrimination of mental health in the community.
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Module Title
Module 1: Challenging Ideas in Mental Health
Module 2: Mental Health Practice
Module 3: A History of Mental Health Institutions
Module 4: Exercise and Mental Health
Module 5: Course Assessment

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Course Rating (By Learners)
Course Title Mental Health and Illness
Course # 369
Course Publisher OpenLearn
Course Category 13
Content Origin
Course Description  One in four adults experience some form of mental health problems at some point in their lives. Anxiety, depression and severe mental problems such as schizophrenia affect not only the individuals concerned but also their families and friends. Mental health problems result in reduced quality of life and possibly loss of life. It is therefore important to understand mental distress and the ways it can be treated. This free course will help you understand mental health and mental illness, mental health practise and care in the community. It will tackle the issues of stigma and discrimination in mental health, explain why the promotion of mental well-being is important and give a history of institutions and segregation. The course will also focus on the positive impact exercise can have on mental health and psychological well-being. This course will be of great interest to professionals in social and health professions, for anyone who has personal experience of mental health problems and anyone with a general interest in this important subject.
License  This course is available from OpenLearn through the following Creative Commons licence:
Creative Commons License
Release Date 11 February 2013
   
Content  
Course Duration (Avg Learner) 2-3 Hours
Video/Audio Low
Audio Only Low
Animation None
Assessments Yes
 
Education Level
Age appropriateness 16+ Years
Minimum Grade/Class Level Higher High Secondary School
 
Validation Level 5
ALISON Testing Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download Yes
Parchment Yes
Framed Certification Yes
   
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  • Sheila Robinson United Kingdom Having suffered a nervous breakdown many years ago I think this course will explain how it happens and coping stratergies 2014-11-27 12:11:28
  • Susan Hepburn United Kingdom Well set out information easy too follow will help me understand and work well within my community and with service users 2014-09-02 19:09:44
  • Joan Leblanc Canada Very interesting and in depth 2014-08-27 23:08:29
  • Christina Lang Canada I found the course very informative. I was a bit frustrated that most of my efforts were not acknowledged including passing the assessment 2014-08-19 22:08:32
  • Lucy Botting United Kingdom I think it's a good way for people to express and understand other peoples views on mental illness I found this an appropriate course. 2014-07-02 23:07:13
  • Lynette Mc Eneaney Ireland I found it fascinating to read about the positive connection between physical exercise and mental health. I, personally swim a few times a week and I can honestly say.....every thing you stated is true. I found it easy to follow and really informative. Looking forward to continuing. 2014-06-26 16:06:42
  • asad abusway Israel A precious chance toward learning ,informative , and we need it as an add for understanding society in a propper scientific way. 2014-06-23 17:06:28
  • Mathias Julius United Kingdom The course is very educating and interesting. It highlight the various perspective of different era -with a view of how those with mental health are treated and how this has evolved to these present day. The course has made to gain confidence in dealing with those having mental health issues. 2014-06-06 12:06:37
  • Amanda Done United Kingdom The course is informative and sometimes startling as regards facts and figures but its enjoyable and very worthwhile 2014-05-28 10:05:21
  • Lauren Evans United Kingdom Really good course, very interesting to learn also, thoroughly enjoyed learning and will help with any careers in Health Care. 2014-04-15 15:04:28
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