Unit type: Internal
Guided learning hours: 60
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Unit in brief
Learners explore the nature of and strategies to promote mental wellbeing and mental health, and the impact of mental ill health on individuals.
There is no health without mental health. Mental health is something that everybody has. Mental wellbeing includes social, emotional and psychological wellbeing. It includes factors such as individuals’ ability to cope with challenges and make the most of opportunities; to feel good and function well individually and in relationships, and to feel a sense of connection to the community and surroundings.
This unit encourages you to find out the different ways in which mental wellbeing and mental health are understood. You will learn about the main forms of mental ill health and how these can develop across the life span of the individual. You will investigate the ways that psychiatrists and other mental health professionals understand and manage mental ill health, and consider the strengths and limitations of their approaches. You will explore how mental ill health can have an impact on the lives of individuals and others who play important roles in their lives. By looking at the effects of treatments and social factors, you will develop an insight into mental ill health and its consequences. You will examine the legislation which underpins the strategies that are used to promote mental wellbeing and mental health.
Studying this unit will prepare you for a wide variety of roles in health and social care, including mental health nurse, mental health social worker, mental health liaison practitioner or mental health practitioner.
In this unit you will:
A Understand different views on the nature of mental wellbeing and mental health
B Examine how the main forms of mental ill health are classified
C Examine the impact of mental ill health on individuals and others in their social networks
D Examine strategies which promote mental wellbeing and mental health.