Core Module Information
Module title: Mental Health Everyones Business

SCQF level: 07:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: MHN07103
Module leader: Liz Brodie
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Nursing


Description of module content:

Historical context of mental health nursing and psychiatry; relevant social, political and cultural perspectives of mental health (including the epidemiology)-locally nationally and globally. Consideration of the interaction between the concepts of mental health and wellbeing and the broader influences of family, community and the wider society all set against the principles of mental health promotion.
Introduction to the 10 Essential Shared Capabilities and recovery orientated practice and recognition of diversity in race ,culture gender and religion as the foundation of current policy and practice of mental healthcare in Scotland and as a programme philosophy; reflection on the impact of this way of working on people with lived experience, practitioners and practices, a basic introduction to mental healthcare services in the move towards health and social care integration and role of the multi-disciplinary team; introduction to the role of risk assessment and management and its role in the facilitation of recovery, prevention of neglect and provision of safe environments; access to a range of resources to learn to discriminate between the different types of evidence .
Mental health and wellbeing is relevant to all. The module will introduce you to the fundamental concepts that relate to this subject and the language used to describe them. You will explore the social, political and epidemiological contexts of mental health and mental health promotion in Scotland, the UK and beyond; you will consider the interaction of mental health with family and community settings across the lifespan and appreciate the influence of cultural and societal variations.
You be introduced to the spectrum and impact of mental health problems, the key influences of vulnerability and resilience. The importance of fostering wellness and recovery will enable you to begin to understand the role of the mental health nurse. This will be supported by an introduction to the diverse range of services available to work alongside people who experience mental distress in their journey towards recovery Consideration of those services will introduce you to the concept of multi-professional multi-liaison working and collaborative partnerships with people with lived experience and their families and communities

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Outline the historical context of mental health and responses to mental distress
LO2: Understand sociological concepts such as ‘family’, ‘community’, ‘lifespan’, ‘cultural diversity’ and their influence on mental health
LO3: Recognise key principles of mental health care such as recovery orientated safe practice and their influence on policy and practice
LO4: Recall the diverse ways in which mental distress can be experienced to inform positive ways of working with people with those experiences
LO5: Define significant determinants of and threats to mental health and wellbeing across the lifespan
LO6: Recognise the range of approaches, services and disciplines available to facilitate recovery to and provide support for people with lived experience and their carers.

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