Wishlisted Wishlist

Please confirm that you want to add FREE SAMPLE of Introduction to Mental Illness Course to your Wishlist.

Add to Wishlist

FREE SAMPLE of Introduction to Mental Illness Course

Designed as a sample before taking the Full Course available on Udemy. 7 Lectures Included.
3.9 (65 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
2,103 students enrolled
Created by Matthew Vose
Published 9/2014
  • 34 mins on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
Understand the term 'Mental Health'
Understand the causes of 'Mental Illness'
Be able to recognise the signs and symptoms of various illnesses
View Curriculum
  • All you need is motivation and interest in the subject area!

Candidates will be introduced to the causes of mental illness and the various types of illnesses. We cover various illnesses such as; bi-polar affective disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder and depression. Students will develop an awareness of the symptoms of these conditions and how mental illness can occur. You will also gain an insight into the prevalance of mental health issues.

Who is the target audience?
  • Care Workers wanting to increase their knowledge of Mental Health Issues
  • People with a personal interest in Mental Health
  • People wanting to gain employment in the mental health sector
  • Anyone who wants to try before signing up for the full course
Students Who Viewed This Course Also Viewed
Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 6 Lectures Collapse All 6 Lectures 34:08
Understanding Mental Health - Mini Session
6 Lectures 34:08

Introduction to the course and a description of the learning outcomes.


What is meant by the term 'Mental Health' and 'Mental Illness'. We also look at the prevelance rates of mental illness as well as a few more statistics.

Mental Health & Mental Illness

We look at various types of Mental Illness and cover 3 in detail. The illnesses we cover in detail are; Depression, OCD and Bi-Polar.

Types of Mental Illness

Classification Systems

We look at a cause of Mental Illness related to the Stress Vulnerability Scale.

Causes of Mental Illness

Conclusion to the course and details of full session content.

About the Instructor
4.1 Average rating
69 Reviews
2,414 Students
2 Courses
Mental Health Professional / Trainer

I am a qualified mental health professional and have worked in various settings during my career. I started my career working in secure services supporting people with Schizphrenia, Bi-Polar and Personalilty Disorder. I then began to work with service users with Dementia and progessed down the management route of the private healthcare sector. I have also experienced working in the following settings; substance misuse, accident and emergency, community healthcare and crisis teams.

I now dedicate my time to training others in healthcare and specialise in mental health and dementia. My aim is to assist people to understand the implications and impacts of the illnesses in order to improve knowledge, career prospects and overcome any stigma attached to the illnesses.

I pride myself on presenting the information in a clear manner and drawing on my own personal experience to give people working examples of how care can be improved in the sector.

Report Abuse