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Challenging ideas in mental health
Challenging ideas in mental health

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Challenging ideas in mental health

Introduction

This free course, Challenging ideas in mental health, takes you on a journey of discovery where you are invited to challenge ideas, both new and old, in relation to mental health. It is made up of a series of three sections. The first section, ‘Boundaries of explanation’, sets out the theme of boundaries: boundaries within and between groups; within and between explanatory frameworks; and within and between experiences of mental health and distress. The second section, ‘Whose risk is it anyway?’, considers a critical account of the increasing focus on risk (particularly risk to others) in policies and professional practice in the last 40 years. The third section, ‘The business of madness’, looks at two controversial areas of mental health: the growth of mental health as a business, driven in part by market forces, and the profit motive.

This OpenLearn course provides a sample of Level 2 study in Health and Social Care [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] . You might be particularly interested in the Open University course K240 Mental health and community.