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WGU ten years
Introduction to Mental Health

to Mental Health

This course aims to foster an understanding of mental ill-health, common mental health problems and their impact upon the person and society. It will enable you to develop self-awareness about your own perceptions and understanding of mental ill-health.

This course is for anyone who wishes to further their own knowledge and understanding of mental ill-health especially if working or coming into contact with vulnerable individuals in daily life.

The course will be taught through a series of interactive workshops, which will include the delivery of lecture slides, class discussions and group work. This will be supported by guided independent reading and tasks, as well as individual tutorials as appropriate and the provision of online materials via the virtual learning environment.

What you will study

  • Theoretical perspectives of mental illness
  • Mental wellbeing
  • Recovery
  • Stigma, compassion and society
  • Diagnostic criteria
  • Mental health worldwide
  • Mental health and marginalised populations
  • Mental health law and policy
  • Mental health across the lifespan
  • The ten essential shared capabilities


30 credits


Students will complete a portfolio of work across the module. The portfolio will include:

  1. A Moodle forum relating to models of mental illness
  2. A 1,000 word reflection during which the student will consider their own attitude to people living with mental health problems from a personal or professional perspective
  3. A health promotion flyer which targets one specific area of the population identified as being at risk of poor mental health and accompanying 750 word rationale for the choice of target audience
  4. An online multiple choice quiz

Course dates

Time: 6pm-8pm.

  • 20/04/20
  • 27/04/20
  • 04/05/20
  • 11/05/20
  • 18/05/20
  • 01/06/20
  • 08/06/20
  • 15/06/20
  • 22/06/20
  • 29/06/20



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