Mental Health Studies
Gain specialist knowledge and increased confidence allowing you to deliver quality care and support to people with mental health difficulties
About the Mental Health Studies Undergraduate course
Our course is ideal if you are working as a mental health support worker, or are in a related role, and you would like to develop and enhance your knowledge and skills in the field. By successfully completing our course, you will be able to offer a high quality service to the service-users/ patients and carers you work with.
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IELTS:IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature ApplicantsOur University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.
If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.
Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.
MODULES & LEARNING
- Skills for Mental Health Practice
- Personal Development in Practice
- Working with People
Assessment is through a mixture of assignments including project work, case studies, presentations and learning contracts.
Bryony Walker Bryony WalkerSenior Lecturer
The course is ideal if you are a mental health support worker or in a related role and you would like to develop and enhance knowledge and skills in the field to enable you to offer a high quality service to the service-users/ patients and carers you work with.Bryony is a Teacher Fellow and Senior Lecturer in Mental Health and Psychological Therapies. She is an Occupational Therapist (SROT) with an MSc in Psychosocial Interventions. For over 10 years she has worked in a partnership with Leeds Carers Support Services delivering the training, education and supervision package for the Positive Living and Understanding Psychosis Course. She is a member of the Regional Best Practice in Psychosis Implementers Group, and has worked on projects in Zambia providing workshops to mental health service users, carers and peripatetic HIV workers.
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Health and social care staff within Yorkshire and Humber whose organisations provide NHS commissioned services may be eligible for Yorkshire and Humberside LETB funding. NHS funded places are limited and you may need to seek an alternative funding source. To apply for NHS funding use the statement of support form which can be found using this link.
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