Supporting someone’s physical health will improve their mental wellbeing. Expand your appreciation of the meaning and impact of ill-health for individuals with mental health difficulties. Explore specific health concerns and risks, and link function and dysfunction to health and ill-health. Understand that the individual can be an expert in their own condition.
The physical health and wellbeing of people with mental health difficulties is now an issue of national importance. People who experience long-term mental health problems often experience difficulties accessing services to meet their physical needs, and may die sooner.
One area for concern is a potential lack of focus on physical care among mental health nurses (Nash, 2010), yet Government policy requires as much attention to be paid to physical wellbeing as mental health and wellbeing. While policy acknowledges that there is 'no health without mental health', we must remember that supporting a person’s physical health will improve their mental wellbeing.
This course is ideal for you if you work as a member of clinical staff in a mental health setting. It will deepen your understanding of the concepts of health, health beliefs and wellbeing. You’ll expand your appreciation of the meaning and impact of ill-health for the individual and those who support and care for them. You’ll examine specific health concerns and risks and, because you’ll study applied bioscience, you’ll link concepts of function and dysfunction to health and ill-health.
You’ll explore responses to emergency situations related to physical wellbeing within mental health care contexts. You’ll learn to screen for, and identify, common health problems. You’ll also consider the skills and services available to an individual with both physical and mental health difficulties.
For your assessment you'll make a 20-minute presentation proposing a change in clinical practice related to physical healthcare, accompanied by a 1,000-word supporting commentary with academic references.
This course is ideal for you if you work as a member of clinical staff in a mental health setting.
The Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education is the largest provider of health, social care and education courses in the East of England, with over 6,000 students from more than 20 countries.
With 95% of our students finding full-time employment within six months of graduating, you can be sure that our courses have been designed with your career in mind. We’ve been educating nurses, midwives and social workers for over 25 years.
At the cutting edge of research, we offer a range of internationally recognised undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses taught by friendly, supportive and experienced staff. With over 150 research students across our three doctoral programmes (PhD; DProf and EdD), we provide the multi-disciplinary perspective and potential for academic debate that reflects our position as a leader in practitioner-focused and practice-led research studies.
Designed to enhance your learning experience, our facilities include state-of-the-art simulated skills laboratories that mirror real-life clinical situations and UK hospital wards. Our students also benefit from our Early Childhood Research and Resource Centre; a space in which they can experiment with equipment and play activities.
You’ll study in an exciting, modern faculty which has strong links with regional, national and international organisations, including healthcare trusts, social services, local and regional authorities, schools and academic institutions.
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