This course aims to provide students with the knowledge and skills to incorporate health promotion principles, values and practices into child and adolescent mental health settings.
|Course Dates||January 2014|
|Academic Co-ordinator||Thomas Hacker|
This is a core course for the Postgraduate Certificate in Health and Social Care: Children and Young People's Mental Health - Ecological Approaches.
The World Health Organization (WHO) defines health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing” (WHO, 1948), emphasizing the important part mental health and wellbeing play in the promotion of health in general.
Today mental health ranks as a priority area within international health agendas. The promotion of mental health is part of the wider field of health promotion and sits alongside the prevention and treatment of mental health problems.
The course is based on the recognition that everyone has a role to play in the promotion of mental health, not just those working within the health field, but in other sectors including education, local government and community planning.
The specific developmental and systemic considerations for this area as applied to child and adolescent mental health form an integral part of this course.
The course will cover the following areas:
This course is delivered entirely online and requires students to complete 10 online modules in their own time. This course is available in academic session 2013/14, semester 2 (January 2014).
Assessed coursework includes a group project proposal and individual essay. Students should make themselves available at the same time as peers to enable discussion and collaboration.
This article was published on Oct 21, 2013