Mental health practice: Bonnyrigg
Mental health practice: Bonnyrigg

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Mental health practice: Bonnyrigg

5 Conclusion

This course has picked up on a number of key themes relating to mental health practice. For example, you have considered the effects of discrimination that can arise when people experience some form of mental distress. It has also highlighted the stigma that is frequently experienced by mental health service users and the way this stigma can act as a barrier to receiving appropriate support, resulting in people becoming increasingly isolated and even more disadvantaged. The course has also explored how community-based resources and the professionals working within them can counter some of the effects of discrimination and stigma and contribute to the well-being of the wider community, as well as those who use their services directly.

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