1. Understanding Social Work & Mental Health
Models of mental health
History and attittudes of treatment of mental health
Stigma and discrimination
2. Types of Mental Health Disorder and Assessment Processes
Mental health conditions
The diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorderds
Obessive compulsive disorder
Post traumatic stress disorder
3. Legislation and Policy in Mental Health & Social Work
Mental health legislation
Ammendments to the Mental Health Act 1983 in 2007
Care and control
4. Service Provision
The role of the social worker
5. Managing Mental Health Problems
Person centered therapy
6. Service User Perspectives
The service user 'survivor' movement
Advocacy services for people with mental health problems
Carers and involvement
Volunteers in mental health
Previous Knowledge Required
No previous knowledge required.
The course is designed for study by distance learning at home or at work. Students will receive all course materials by post or online, plus tutor support by email.
You will send your work back to your personal course tutor for them to mark and return to you. On successful completion of the course you will be awarded your certification.
You will be assessed through a series of written assignments, which are submitted to and marked by your tutor. There is no external examination required.
This course has been accredited under NCFE IIQ Licence by Open Study College which has been approved as an NCFE Investing in Quality (IIQ) centre to give formal recognition to courses. At the end of this course successful learners will be awarded a certificate of achievement by NCFE. The training courses have been designed specifically to meet the needs of learners who prefer to study from home. The course measurable learning outcomes have been benchmarked at Level 3 (using Ofqual's Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) level descriptors) to allow you to consider the depth of study, difficulty, and level of achievement involved.