This free course provides an introduction to adolescent mental health. The course is designed to encourage a greater understanding of mental health issues as well as to explore the variety of strategies that can be employed to support young people.
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.
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.
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.