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Mental Health and Illness - Revised

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Mental Health and Illness - Revised
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  • One in four adults, at some point in their lives, experience some form of mental health problems such as anxiety and depression. Mental health problems result in reduced quality of life and possibly loss of life, and affect not only the individuals concerned but also their families and friends.

    The course begins by introducing you to different concepts such as mental health and mental illness, mental health practice and care in the community. It teaches you about issues of stigma and discrimination in mental health, and explains why the promotion of mental well-being is important. It also gives a history of mental health 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, anyone who has personal experience of mental health problems and anyone who wants to understand mental distress and the ways it can be treated.

  • 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 study. To successfully complete a course you must score 80% or higher in each course assessments. Upon successful completion of a course, you can choose to make your achievement formal by purchasing an official Alison Diploma, Certificate or PDF.

    Having an official Alison document is a great way to celebrate and share your success. It is:

    • Ideal to include with CVs, job applications and portfolios
    • A way to show your ability to learn and achieve high results

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