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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.
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|Section 1: Understanding Mental Health - Mini Session|
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.
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.
We look at a cause of Mental Illness related to the Stress Vulnerability Scale.
Conclusion to the course and details of full session content.
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.