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Young people’s wellbeing
What do we mean by 'wellbeing' for young people? How is it shaped by social differences and inequalities, and how can we improve young people's mental and physical health? This free course, Young people's wellbeing, will examine the range of factors affecting young people's wellbeing, such as obesity, binge drinking, depression and behavioural problems.
Course learning outcomes
After studying this course, you should be able to:
- demonstrate an awareness of current media and policy discourses surrounding young people's physical and mental health
- critically analyse ideas about young people's wellbeing using a range of theoretical perspectives
- demonstrate an understanding of some of the ways in which young people's experience of mental health is shaped by diversity and inequality
- demonstrate an awareness of different approaches to promoting young people's wellbeing.
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- Learning outcomes
- 1 Course overview
- 2 Frameworks for understanding young people's wellbeing
- 3 Diverse and unequal experiences
- 4 Promoting wellbeing
- 5 Conclusion
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