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Strategies and Innovations for Developing Health, Mental Health and Wellbeing

Strategies and Innovations for Developing Health, Mental Health and Wellbeing

In a rapidly changing society where public health, mental health and wellbeing challenges are increasingly complex and continually evolving, a strategic and innovative approach is needed. But how do we develop such an approach? How do we overcome the challenges facing the health and wellbeing sector? And how do we build a strong, responsive and resilient public health for the future?

This exciting and challenging course will provide participants with knowledge and understanding related to new and existing strategies for developing health, mental health and wellbeing at individual, community, national and international levels. It will explore the evidence-base and practicalities associated with different strategies, as well as encourage participants to think innovatively and creatively in relation to health, mental health and wellbeing improvement and promotion.

The course will enable those working in the health and wellbeing sector to advance their expertise, exchange ideas, and explore the emerging evidence base in an open, questioning and supportive environment.  

What you will study

This course will explore the following topics:

  • Health promotion models, strategies and interventions: The changing landscape
  • Community development: Rationale and approaches
  • Co-production: Benefits and pitfalls
  • Health education
  • Social prescribing
  • Brief psychological interventions
  • Case studies
  • Developing strategies and innovations for the changing word

Credits

This is a 30 credit Level 7 module and is designed for individuals currently working or aiming to work in education settings.

To study the course, participants will usually already possess a related first degree or have held, for a minimum of two years, a responsible position which is relevant to the course within the previous five years.

Assessment

Participants will be required to produce a 5,000-word report that provides either of the following:

  • A rationale for a new strategy for developing health, mental health and/or wellbeing
  • An evaluation of an existing strategy for developing health, mental health and/or wellbeing

Course dates

The 20 hours of synchronous content (i.e. the face-to-face delivery) will be delivered on the following dates:

  • Friday 19th of March 2021, 9:30-12:00
  • Friday 26th of March 2021, 9:30-12:00
  • Friday 16th of April 2021, 9:30-15:30
  • Friday 23rd of April 2021, 9:30-15:30
  • Friday 30th of April 2021, 9:30-15:30

The 20 hours of synchronous content (i.e. the face-to-face delivery) will be delivered at Wrexham Glynd┼Ár University’s Plas Coch campus*.

*Subject to this being safe to do so in view of Covid-19.

Fees

£950.00 incl VAT


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