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    06 Mar 2019

  • Why is the Mental Health Act in England and Wales being reviewed?

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 06 Mar 2019
    Dr Sarah Vicary explains why the legislation is in need of a review and explores the current challenges with the system.
  • The Children's Research Centre Hub

    The Open University's Children's Research Centre enables participation by children and young people - this...

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    01 Feb 2019

  • The Children's Research Centre Hub

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    The Open University's Children's Research Centre enables participation by children and young people - this collection of FREE resources explores some of...
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    28 Nov 2018

  • An invisible group: Young people’s experiences of living with a loved one who is seriously ill

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    Potentially a million children and young people in the UK live with a parent or caregiver who has a longstanding illness. What's the impact on them and what...
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    19 Jun 2018

  • The Social Work Phone-in: have your say

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    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 19 Jun 2018
    Can you decide who should be primarily responsible for care? 
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    11 Jun 2018

  • The monster has wings: Should we be worried about youth consumption of energy drinks?

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 11 Jun 2018
    Young people in the UK chug their way through more energy drinks that anywhere else in Europe. Amelia Lake and Shelina Visram ask if it's time to take action.
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    20 Apr 2018

  • Why school-based sex education isn’t inclusive enough

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 20 Apr 2018
    Only a small minority of LGBT young people learn about sexual health in the classroom, which could put them at risk. 
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    18 Apr 2018

  • The Centre for Children and Young People’s Wellbeing at The Open University

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    Find out more about The Centre for Children and Young People's Wellbeing and what the research focuses on. 
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    05 Mar 2018

  • Nutritional psychiatry is the future of mental health treatment

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 05 Mar 2018
    It is time for medical education to take nutrition seriously argues Dr Joyce Cavaye, Senior Lecturer in the School of Health, Wellbeing and Social Care...
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    Is obesity inevitable?

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    Obesity cuts life expectancy by an average of up to 10 years, and costs the UK £5.1bn a year to treat; treating...

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    05 Mar 2018

  • Is obesity inevitable?

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    Obesity cuts life expectancy by an average of up to 10 years, and costs the UK £5.1bn a year to treat; treating obesity and diabetes costs more than it takes...
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    The challenge of obesity

    By Dr Joan Simons

    Obesity is an increasingly common problem because, for many people, modern living involves eating excessive amounts...

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    05 Mar 2018

  • The challenge of obesity

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    Obesity is an increasingly common problem because, for many people, modern living involves eating excessive amounts of low cost, high-calorie food and...

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  • Understanding mental capacity

    This free course, Understanding mental capacity, covers the principles and criteria underpinning the assessment of mental capacity and decision...

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    20 Dec 2018

  • Understanding mental capacity

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    Understanding mental capacity
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    This free course, Understanding mental capacity, covers the principles and...
  • Introduction to child psychology

    Childhood is a time of rapid growth and development, and studying these changes is endlessly stimulating. In this free course, Introduction to...

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    25 Sep 2018

  • Introduction to child psychology

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    Introduction to child psychology
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    Childhood is a time of rapid growth and development, and studying these changes is...
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    The impact of technology on children's physical activity

    This free course, The impact of technology on children's physical activity, explores the impact of technology on children’s physical activity...

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    08 Aug 2018

  • The impact of technology on children's physical activity

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    This free course, The impact of technology on children's physical activity,...
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    Children's participation

    Article 12 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child introduced the right of children to have a say in issues affecting them. Although...

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    Article 12 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child introduced the right of...
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    Working together for children: Stirling

    The care of children, especially those with disabilities, is surrounded by complex issues. Learning to navigate these difficulties while helping...

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    Level: 3 Advanced

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    14 Dec 2017

  • Working together for children: Stirling

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    The care of children, especially those with disabilities, is surrounded by complex...
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    Eating to win: activity, diet and weight control

    What should we eat before and after exercise? This free course, Eating to win: activity, diet and weight control, examines the importance of...

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    6 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    30 Nov 2017

  • Eating to win: activity, diet and weight control

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    What should we eat before and after exercise? This free course, Eating to win:...
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    Obesity: Balanced diets and treatment

    The incidence of obesity is on the increase in affluent societies, and the phenomenon commands increasing attention from health professionals,...

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    15 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    17 Nov 2017

  • Obesity: Balanced diets and treatment

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    The incidence of obesity is on the increase in affluent societies, and the...
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    The family at the centre of early learning

    This free course, The family at the centre of early learning, focuses on the positive learning relationships that can exist in any family and how...

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    9 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    27 Sep 2017

  • The family at the centre of early learning

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    Introductory level Duration 9 hours Updated 27 Sep 2017
    This free course, The family at the centre of early learning, focuses on the...
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    Exploring family health

    How can families support healthy living and cope with illness? This free course, Exploring family health, will provide an understanding of what is...

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    8 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    21 Mar 2016

  • Exploring family health

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    Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 21 Mar 2016
    How can families support healthy living and cope with illness? This free course,...
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    Work and mental health

    Although being at work during periods of mental illness can be difficult for those with mental health problems, most people with these difficulties...

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    5 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    21 Mar 2016

  • Work and mental health

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    Although being at work during periods of mental illness can be difficult for those...