Mental Health Assessment for Non-Mental Health Professionals Academic Credits
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This module will provide students with a basic awareness of mental health issues, how to make an assessment appropriate to your role and identify referral pathways. You will study via Blended Learning which means you will study attending 3 face to face study days and via the University’s on-line virtual learning environment, for which you will need access to a computer with internet access.
It is anticipated that prospective students will normally be working in clinical practice or social care, or in a setting that provides contact with individuals with mental health problems.
You will study and learn with others who work in a wide range of public/private sector environments. For example; fellow students may be working in Occupational Health, Human Resources, Housing Associations, Healthcare Support Workers, Youth Workers, Primary Care Nurses, Prison Officers, Nurses in A&E, Custody or Sexual Assault, Police and Fire Officers.
Mental health issues affect one in five of the population, yet little information and education is available for non-health professionals to help them deal with people with mental health problems. In your everyday work do you have the tools to help you understand these issues? If not this module is for you.
You will be introduced to a variety of tools and techniques which will help you recognise and understand when someone may be experiencing mental health problems. This will include;
Mental Health Assessment Tools
Mental State Examination
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and its use in assessment
Assessing Mental Capacity
Assessing the Older Adult
Autistic Spectrum Awareness
Physical Health in Mental Health
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