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Mental health awareness

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Course outline

Aim: This course aims to raise awareness of mental health, and to understand and recognise the causes, symptoms and support options for a range of common and less-common mental health problems.

Who's it for? This course is for anyone who would like a better understanding of mental health conditions.

What's covered?

  • What we mean by mental health and mental distress
  • Different models of mental health – medical/biological or psychological and social?
  • How race, culture and gender impact on our experience of mental health
  • Common versus severe mental health conditions: neurosis or psychosis?
  • Personality disorder: general features, common themes, the different types of personality disorder, causes, treatment and support
  • The common mental health conditions: signs and symptoms, causes, treatment and support of anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder and phobias
  • The less-common mental health conditions: signs and symptoms, causes, treatment and support of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia


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