Introduction to Mental Health-Certificate
- 2.5 hours on-demand video
- 6 downloadable resources
- Full lifetime access
- Access on mobile and TV
- Certificate of Completion
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- Define mental health and mental illness
- Describe the causes, symptoms and treatments for various mental health issues
- Understand how mental health issues are assessed
- State the ways that people with mental health issues can be supported professionally and empathically
- Understand the link between mental health and homelessness
- Describe causes, symptoms and treatments for depression
- Describe causes, symptoms and treatments for anxiety
- There are no prerequisites for joining the course, no previous knowledge or expewrience is needed...just an interest in mental health and/or a need to learn about mental health issues.
150 students in 28 countries!!! This is a comprehensive introduction to the area of mental health, suitable for anyone with an interest in the area of mental health and illness. It is especially suitable for staff who work with people experiencing mental ill health, or for people with friends or family members who experience mental ill health. Comprised of PowerPoint focused presentations, face to face presentations, audio files, handouts and recommended articles for further information. The course does not require that the student have any previous knowledge or experience in the area of mental health, just an interest or a need to know.
- People who work in mental health or social care services
- People with family members or friends with mental health issues
- People who themselves have mental health issues and want to understand better
- People undergoing counselor training
- People studying psychology
An Introduction to the concept of mental health and illness. What is mental health? How is it diagnosed?
Introduction continued. The difference between neurosis and psychosis. The stereotypes about psychosis. We also look at the way that all of us have "mental health needs" and that our moods (quite normally) fluctuate throughout the day/week/month/year. This part also includes a number of exercises for us to complete.
In this presentation we look at schizophrenia, signs, symptoms and public concerns around safety. We also look at stereotypes about people with a diagnosis of schizophrenia. We look at delusions, hallucinations and positive v negative symptoms. We explore the seeing things and hearing voices that are not there.
Here we look at the link between mental ill health and homelessness. We explore the links between the 2...are mentally ill people more likely to become homeless? and if so, why?...we also look at how homelessness can impact on an individual's mental health and well-being.
An exercise where we explore some of the challenges of working with clients who may present with challenging needs on account of their mental ill health. What needs do you have?...how can you ensure your needs are met? We move on to cover the "top tips" for managing your own needs as a professional member of staff.
One of the most popular, evidence based interventions for mental health issues is CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy). In this part of the course I discuss CBT in depth and take you through the A_B_C method in CBT, helping to show you how you can use this method for your own needs.
In the video presentation here, we begin to look at working with people who experience depression. In the supplementary audio presentations we cover the symptoms of depression, how we can help a depressed client, some of the warning signs of suicide, dealing with a completed suicide of a client, taking care of our own (very important) needs. We finish off with the very important conclusion and thank you for taking the course...as always encouraging you to send me your questions and feedback...which I very much value! Thankyou!