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- Mental Health Assessment for Non-Mental Health Settings
This module has been developed in collaboration with Trust partners, in an effort to provide a bridging platform for practitioners wishing to expand their knowledge and skills base in relation to mental health assessment and early intervention.
Studied as a stand alone 15 credit module or part of a longer learning pathway the module will provide learning opportunities to any health professional involved in the care of children, young people and adults in any health or social care setting.
Finally, the module will provide an excellent learning experience for those practitioners who would like to professionally 'update' and for those who would like to pursue a Degree programme of learning.
Provide students with opportunities to examine the health and social consequence of mental illness for the individual, family and community.
Facilitate practitioners working in a non-mental health setting to develop knowledge and understanding in relation to the presentation of mental illness and the available evidence-based assessment tools to facilitate practice assessment.
Current professional registration with a minimum of 6 months experience and working within a relevant setting. Evidence of Level 2 academic work or equivalent.
Biopsychosocial models of mental illness
Family theories and the development of mental illness
The consequence of mental illness across the life-span
Evidence based assessment frameworks i.e. for anxiety/depression etc.
Diagnostics in mental health
Stepped care approaches to mental well-being
Recovery based approaches to mental well- being
Determinants of mental well-being
Health Promotion techniques
1000 word short paper linked to the presentation