FREE SAMPLE of Introduction to Mental Illness Course

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  • Lectures 6
  • Length 34 mins
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 9/2014 English

Course Description

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.

What are the requirements?

  • All you need is motivation and interest in the subject area!

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Understand the term 'Mental Health'
  • Understand the causes of 'Mental Illness'
  • Be able to recognise the signs and symptoms of various illnesses

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

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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.

Classification Systems

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


Conclusion to the course and details of full session content.

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Instructor Biography

Matthew Vose, 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.

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