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Why are young men worldwide experiencing mental health crises? article icon

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Why are young men worldwide experiencing mental health crises?

Everywhere around the world, the suicide rates amongst men outstrips that of women. The writer Will Storr hears some stories - and asks why.

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An introduction to social work

Do you want to learn more about the social work role and develop your understanding of some of the theory associated with social work practice? This free course, An introduction to social work, begins by introducing key ideas, values, the social work process and the skills needed for social work practice in the UK. You will then move on to look at social work with individuals. Finally this OpenLearn course considers reflective practice. Transcript

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15 hrs
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Physical activity for health and wellbeing in the caring role free course icon Level Badge icon

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Physical activity for health and wellbeing in the caring role

  Are you a carer? Or do you work with a carer, or know someone who one? This free course, Physical activity for health and wellbeing in the caring role, is designed to give an insight into the demands, both physically and mentally, of the caring role and look at how taking part in physical activity can offer benefits to the health and wellbeing of carers. Given the demands of the caring role, the course also looks at possible ways to start incorporating physical activity into everyday life and reflects upon a number of case studies. By the end of the course you will have gained knowledge about strategies that will help you to understand how to support and improve the wellbeing of either yourself or a carer you know.

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6 hrs
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Introduction to Green Social Prescribing — Mental Health and the Workplace Environment article icon

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Introduction to Green Social Prescribing — Mental Health and the Workplace Environment

How workplaces can begin to make use of ideas from green social prescribing to enhance wellbeing.  

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Reframing Self-Limiting Beliefs

Self-limiting beliefs can often creep into our thoughts and lower our self-regard (respect and acceptance for ourselves, despite any shortcomings). However, even in challenging times, it is possible to consciously change how we think about ourselves, reframing unhelpful beliefs and building more confidence to achieve goals and positively move forward in life.

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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.

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16 hrs
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Schizophrenia: Beyond science article icon

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Schizophrenia: Beyond science

Can communities help us to stop relying on advances in science alone to meet the needs of people diagnosed with schizophrenia? Dr Jonathan Leach explores...

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What happens to you when you read?

Ever wondered about the psychology of literature or stories? Or how a certain narrative might change our attitude or perspective? This free course, What happens to you when you read? explores our relationship with books and the ways in which engaging with fiction in particular can change readers.  Research shows that as well as providing us with a form of entertainment, the activity of reading can bring benefits to our wellbeing in challenging times. People have experienced and explored these benefits throughout history. A good story can entertain us, develop our creativity and imagination, and transport us to different fictional worlds, but it can change us psychologically as well. Transcript As you work your way through this course, you will have the chance to participate in both reading and writing activities and experience for yourself what happens to you when you read.

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3 hrs
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How can I cope with exam stress

The exam period brings with it extra challenges - but if you manage your stress, you can make it through. Teena Clouston has some tips, and you may turn your papers over now.

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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.

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8 hrs
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Mental health jargon quiz article icon

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Mental health jargon quiz

There is a certain amount of jargon or specialised terminology that is used in the mental health field. But what does it all mean? Take this quiz to find out what you know...

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Pum rheswm pam dylai ymwybyddiaeth ofalgar fod yn bwysig i chi article icon

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Pum rheswm pam dylai ymwybyddiaeth ofalgar fod yn bwysig i chi

Mae ymwybyddiaeth ofalgar yn golygu canolbwyntio ar y presennol a derbyn eich teimladau, eich meddyliau a theimladau eich corff ar yr un pryd. Pam bod ymwybyddiaeth ofalgar yn bwysig?

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