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Introduction to Mental Health January 2022

Introduction to Mental Health January 2022


This course aims to foster an understanding of mental ill health, common mental health problems and their impact upon the person and society. It will enable you to develop self-awareness about your own perceptions and understanding of mental ill health.

This course is for anyone who wishes to further their own knowledge and understanding of mental Ill health especially if working or coming into contact with vulnerable individuals in daily life.

The course will be taught through a series of interactive workshops, which will include the delivery of lecture slides, class discussions and group work. This will be supported by guided independent reading and tasks, as well as individual tutorials as appropriate and the provision of online materials via the virtual learning environment.

What you will study

  • Theoretical perspectives of mental illness
  • Mental wellbeing
  • Recovery
  • Stigma, compassion and society
  • Diagnostic criteria
  • Mental health worldwide
  • Mental health and marginalised populations
  • Mental health law and policy
  • Mental health across the lifespan
  • The ten essential shared capabilities

Course Date:

This course is starting January 31st 2022.



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