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Challenging ideas in mental health

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Challenging ideas in mental health

Take a new and different look at mental health. This free course, Challenging ideas in mental health, invites you to think differently about life's dilemmas by taking account of the views of all concerned, especially people experiencing mental distress. It explores ideas and practice in mental health, and will appeal to a wide range of people.

Please note: As part of a review of our free courses, this course is currently being updated. The updated version will be available on Wednesday 12 May 2021. 

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand the complexity and dilemmas of diverse perspectives in the field of mental health and distress
  • undestand the importance of service users/'survivors' experiences and perspectives
  • understand how mental health issues affect everyone
  • understand the range of risks faced by service users/'survivors' in their everyday lives.

First Published: 10/08/2012

Updated: 10/05/2017