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Mental Health and Illness Course


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


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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.

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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. 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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Course Rating (By Learners): 4 stars based on 323 votes
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:
Validation: Level 5
ALISON Testing: Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download: Yes
Parchment: Yes
Framed Certification: Yes

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  • Barbara Walker
    Barbara Walker United States of America I enjoyed taking this class but did not know that I would be unable to complete the assessment on my tablet due to a plugin technology issue. I like to complete the classes that I take and completing the assessment lets me know at what level I am learning and retaining information and knowledge regarding each subject. 2015-11-04 16:11:47
  • George Mcgrath
    George Mcgrath United Kingdom I found this to be a thoroughly informative and interesting course, well worth the short period of study and has given me the encouragement to study further in the field of Human Mental Health. 10 out of 10 2015-10-20 11:10:02
  • Gail Janjua
    Gail Janjua Canada Great information! 2015-10-17 19:10:39
  • Susan Collins
    Susan Collins United States of America Very interesting course, was basic and easy to understand. 2015-10-16 00:10:59
  • Lopuka Moses
    Lopuka Moses Uganda Good to study 2015-10-01 06:10:20
  • Cher Daniels
    Cher Daniels United Kingdom Hi , my opinion about mental health and illness is that I do take this very seriously . Over the last years that have gone by I have been in and out of the hospitals due to my son having mental health . I want to take these courses to get to understand more about mental health and illnesses . I did type the first steps to the course via my phone and today I cannot find the work I have done . Thankyou 2015-08-12 13:08:53
  • Cher Daniels
    Cher Daniels United Kingdom Hello my opinion about mental health and illness is very important . Two of my sons suffer with mental health , I have also been in around three different hospitals regarding my son . I would strongly want to do these courses to help myself , my sons and to also help people including children with mental health . Thankyou . Cher Daniels 2015-08-11 23:08:52
  • Donna Mcintyre
    Donna Mcintyre United Kingdom I have enjoyed this course. 2015-08-09 21:08:11
  • Belinda Selimovska
    Belinda Selimovska Australia Great source of information. Reliable resources. Easy to learn. 2015-07-15 05:07:28
  • Johannes Ostendorf
    Johannes Ostendorf Australia A good introduction about the early years and history about these topics and how our thinking toward archaic methodologies is gradually improving and being accepted. 2015-06-22 10:06:14
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