17 July 2020
Contemporary Issues in Mental Health
What are the contemporary issues in mental health and how do mental health services across the global community compare?
On this course you will critically appraise different models for understanding mental distress ranging from diagnostic to individuals’ wider interactions with their environment, community and society. You will explore interdisciplinary working including contrasting the interventions available to help people with mental health problems.
There will be a focus on recovery as a critical concept and outcome in contemporary mental health care. Factors such as stigma, discrimination, unemployment and social exclusion will also be explored.
Over this two-week course you will explore:
Traditional and contemporary approaches, including diagnosis of mental illness, recovery and wellbeing;
Cross cultural mental health services and policy;
Bio psycho-social factors which contribute to mental distress and recovery;
Inter-disciplinary working in mental health;
Stigma, discrimination and service user empowerment.
You should have completed at least one year of undergraduate studies and have a demonstrable interest of this subject. You should also have the required English language skills.
After studying on this course you should be able to evaluate the relationship between the individual and their social context in relation to how this impacts on mental distress, demonstrate a critical understanding of interventions in mental health, evaluate the importance of interdisciplinary perspectives including service user and professional contributions for promoting recovery and change in people’s lives, and critically apply social science knowledge to understand how mental health services are delivered in the UK and beyond.
10 UK / 5 ECTS
GBP 1100: An early-bird tuition fee discount of 10% is available for all students who apply and pay by 31st March 2020. Apply for two courses (4 weeks) and receive a 20% tuition fee discount off your second course!
GBP 350: On-campus accommodation for two-weeks in a single room with ensuite facilities and shared kitchen and living space (price to be confirmed). For off-campus accommodation (10 minute walk) the price is £290 for two-weeks - as above rooms are single, ensuite with shared kitchen and living spaces. Both have 24 hour security.