Mental Health Online Course

The eLearning Mental Health Online Course aims to introduce the learner to the topic of mental health problems we face in today’s society.

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Course Description

The eLearning Mental Health Online Course aims to introduce you to the topic of mental health problems.

The Mental Health Course begins by introducing the psychiatric classification system and explaining its strengths and weaknesses. It then outlines the different categories of mental ill-health and the signs and symptoms of each.

Our Mental Health eLearning course also examines five different frameworks for explaining mental health problems, including the medical model, social model, cognitive behavioural model, psychodynamic model and vulnerability-stress model. The Mental Health online course helps you identify indications of mental ill health and examine the impact that mental distress has on the individual and others around them. The module explains the different support and treatment options and also introduces three legislations particularly important when dealing with mental health problems.

Study Mental Health Online Course via an eLearning platform.

Access to the Mental Health Course is delivered via an eLearning platform. E-Learning an efficient way of delivering courses online due to its convenience and flexibility. The resources are available from anywhere and at any time. Meaning everyone can take advantage of web-based learning regardless of their circumstances. E-Learning is invaluable for employers, meaning staff can complete CPD without the added cost of lecturers and conferences.

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Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course learners should know and understand the following:

  • Identify the two classification systems used to diagnose mental ill health and the strengths and weaknesses of those systems.
  • Define symptoms of the different types of mental illness.
  • Outline the following frameworks for understanding mental distress: the medical model; the social model; the psychoanalytical model; the cognitive behavioural model, the vulnerability-stress model.
  • Outline how mental ill health may be indicated through an individual’s emotions, thinking and behaviour.
  • Identify the impact of mental illness on the individual and their family, social or work networks.
  • Outline the following treatment options: medication; individual and family therapy; crisis interventions; practical support; early Intervention.
  • Identify the benefits of early intervention in promoting an individual’s mental health and well-being.
  • Outline the following legislations: Mental Health Act 2007, NHS and Community Care Act 1990, Mental Capacity Act 2005.

Course Syllabus

  • Psychiatric classification systems
  • DSM and ICD
  • Categories of mental ill health
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Psychotic Disorders
  • Substance-related disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Cognitive Disorders
  • Medical Model
  • Social Model
  • Psychoanalytical model
  • Cognitive behavioural model
  • Vulnerability-stress model
  • Signs and indications
  • Impact of mental ill health
  • Discrimination and stigma
  • Support and treatment
  • Medication
  • Therapy
  • Crisis interventions
  • Practical support
  • Early intervention
  • Mental Health Act 2007

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