Free course

Making sense of mental health problems

Free statement of participation on completion

Over the past century there has been a radical shift in responses to people who experience mental health problems. In this free course, Making sense of mental health problems, you will learn about how key perspectives in the field have made sense of mental health problems. By directly relating key perspectives to a case study, you will reflect on how the medical perspective, psychological perspective and social need perspective come to make sense of mental ill-health.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • describe key theories and concepts that have informed debates about mental health diagnosis
  • outline how diagnostic systems have been developed and implemented
  • explain why diagnostic systems are challenged in the mental health field.