Understanding how to communicate with and support people experiencing mental distress has become an essential area of knowledge and skill for all health and social care practitioners. Complex pictures of ill-health and distress occur across the life course through combinations of environmental, social, psychological and biological factors.
As a non-mental health professional, this module will provide you with opportunities to expand understanding, knowledge and skills to respond to the mental health of individuals of all ages, with compassion and competence.
This module advances your professional development by drawing on the four pillars of advanced practice: management and leadership, education, research and advanced clinical practice. It reinforces the core principle that advanced practice is a level of practice rather than a particular role.
To join the module students will need to demonstrate the ability to study at level 7. This could be demonstrated through previous study at Level 7 and/or achievement of above 55% on a level 6 module and/or achievement of a 2:2 at level 6 BSc.