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Mental Health and Illness - Revised

Mental Health
Free Course
One in four adults, at some point in their lives, experience some form of mental health problems such as anxiety and depression. Maybe you have been affected by mental health issues, maybe you know someone who has (and if so, they might benefit from this course as well). Whatever your reasons for being here, this free course can make a positive impact in both your life and the lives of the people you care about.
  • Duration

    2-3 Hours
  • Assessment

  • Certification

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The course begins by introducing you to important concepts related to mental health. You will then learn what it means to be mentally ill and how mental health practice is structured. You will be introduced to important practices involved in personal mental health care as well as care in the community. This will give you a strong understanding of the landscape of mental health practices and how help can be sought in different situations.

You will then be guided through issues of stigma and discrimination in mental health. The course will explain why the promotion of mental well-being is important, and demonstrate how to conduct this promotion. It then gives active advice on how to combat mental illness, including a focus on the positive impact exercise can have on mental health and psychological well-being.

This course will be meaningful for people in and hoping to enter social and health professions, and anyone who wants to understand mental distress and the ways it can be treated. Gaining awareness of these important issues is a significant and much-needed act, and you can be proud of your interest in this course. That interest and care is all it takes. By putting in a bit of time here, you can make a real difference in both your life and the lives of others.


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Having completed this course you will be able to:

  • Describe how the media portrays people experiencing mental health problems.
  • Discuss the controversial aspect of mental health services and their relationship to business.
  • List the meanings of the term ‘public health’.
  • List the key characteristics of the modern social model in mental health.
  • Describe the stigma of mental illness and distress.
  • List Parker’s 4 forms of reinforcement.
  • Describe the link between physical activity and mental health.
  • Explain why exercise benefits mental health.
  • List the individual psychological benefits of physical activity.

All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Certificate course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Certificate course, you have the option to acquire official Certification, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certification is:

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Course Reviews

Bernice E.
a month ago
Bernice E.

Thanks for this course!

Anthony G.
one year ago
Anthony G.

This was a very interesting course it helps you understand what people who suffered with mental health had to go through with bad treatment.

Rachel L.
one year ago
Rachel L.

I found this really interesting, also found it really mesmerising on how people where treated. So glad I done this course. On to my next one

one year ago

it was very interesting and informative

Susan G.
2 years ago
Susan G.

A very informative look into the different aspects of mental health and the positive changes that can made in the future to our healthcare systems.

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