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This course will help to raise awareness of mental health, promoting a more positive approach and enabling you to challenge the negative attitudes and stereotyping that discourages some people from seeking the appropriate help and support required. You will gain a understanding of mental health and mental ill health and the issues effecting this. You will develop your awareness of cultural diversity within mental health issues and explore common perceptions of mental health difficulties and how stereotyping can affect people’s perceptions. This course will also enable you to develop your knowledge of the rights of those with mental health difficulties and the relevant support available.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this course you will:
• be able to raise awareness of the issues surrounding mental health difficulties
• be able to dispel some of the myths and misconceptions frequently linked to mental health issues
• be able to develop knowledge of the rights of those with mental health issues
• be able to understand that mental health us some we all have

Course Content

1 Be aware of what is meant by mental health
2 Be aware of some of the social and personal effects of mental ill-health
3 Be aware of some of the responses to mental health issues
4 Be aware of cultural diversity in relation to mental health issues
Resources & References
Your mental health and opinion matters