Poor mental health affects a wide range of factors including our physical health, our relationships and our desire to take part in the world around us.
Research highlights that poor mental health is an inevitable consequence of inequalities, adverse childhood experiences and trauma. How can we best respond to people whose lives are most affected by these factors? What are the key challenges faced by mental health service users and service providers?
The MSc in Mental Health will provide structured learning to support the development of informed, inclusive and skilled practitioners and researchers. The course covers current issues in mental health provision both in the UK and in a wider international context.
You will benefit from an exciting and challenging educational experience provided by academics, practitioners and service users. We make use of a blended learning approach so that students can continue their learning outside the classroom. Learning and teaching includes interactive seminars and lectures, self- directed learning, presentations and discussions.
Successful completion of each stage of the course could lead to either an MSc, PGDip or PGCert award.
There are specialist pathways for trained Social Workers seeking to become Approved Mental Health Professionals or Best Interest Assessors. You will need the approval and sponsorship of your local social services authorities (LSSA) to follow these routes. The AMHP and BIA pathways through the course provide the required training framework to fulfil mandatory functions in accordance with both the Mental Health Act 1983 (amended 2007) and the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (Schedule A1 of the Mental Capacity Act (amended 2007).