PSY-10026 - Distress and Mental Health
Coordinator: Alexander Scott Tel: +44 1782 7 33625
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Level: Level 4
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
School Office: 01782 733736

Programme/Approved Electives for 2024/25


Available as a Free Standing Elective






Barred Combinations


Description for 2024/25

Unfortunately, we all suffer distress at times, and our mental health can suffer. What insights and help can psychology offer? This module discusses psychological therapy approaches used by clinical psychologists and counsellors. It is hoped that students will gain a deeper understanding of the scope of psychology as one of the helping professions.

To introduce different conceptual frameworks of mental health and distress and encourage critical reflection of psychological theory and intervention.

Talis Aspire Reading List
Any reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.

Intended Learning Outcomes

Clearly communicate and explain issues around mental health and distress in written form: 1
Summarise and critique published literature on mental health: 1
Explain key psychological theories on mental health and distress: 1

Study hours

24 hours synchronous taught sessions
48 hours asynchronous guided learning
78 hours independent study (including assessment planning and writing)

School Rules


Description of Module Assessment

1: Individual Report weighted 100%
1500 word written assignment
A written submission of 1500 words where students write an article for a lay audience on an aspect of mental health and distress covered within the course.