Supporting someone’s physical health will improve their mental wellbeing. Our module will expand your appreciation of the meaning and impact of ill-health for individuals with mental health difficulties.
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 and how 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.
This course is ideal for you if you work as a member of clinical staff in a mental health setting.
The Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care is the largest in ARU, with over 7,000 students. Our Faculty is teeming with expertise and primed to meet the demand for creating health professionals, teachers, doctors, scientists and educators for the three districts we serve: Chelmsford, Cambridge and Peterborough.
We have been training undergraduates for professional roles for over 25 years, with a reputation for quality, dedication and ambition balanced with student satisfaction.
We know that to give our students the very best experiential learning, prior to getting into the workplace, simulation is second to none, for safe, realistic, learning environments. We have invested heavily in purpose built simulated wards, science labs and skills space, to support or students through their learning.
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