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MSc Mental Health and Wellbeing

Course Description

Why choose this course:

• This exciting, contemporary course is at the forefront of innovative practice in putting people who use services at the heart of everything we do, and making no decisions about people without involving them.

• This course examines the social determinants of health and wellbeing along with issues of inequality and social justice. A transformational approach is needed to work differently and change the relationship we have with people and communities. The focus must be on working with people, not just doing things to them.

• Drawing on the large body of research in mental health and wellbeing, this course will equip you as a critical thinker to lead on the front line. You'll also bring about the changes needed for an improved sense of individual mental health and wellbeing, and the effective functioning of our communities.

About the course:

If you are a practitioner wanting to develop expertise in improving the mental health and wellbeing of the people you work with, this course is for you. This visionary course will focus on the future of mental health and wellbeing through advancing practice and developing high quality health and social compassionate care. Mental health and wellbeing has been a focus for research and development over the last ten years and has been shown to improve the quality of people's lives, relationships and communities.

During this course you'll consider how the future of mental health can be enhanced through innovation. The focus on positive mental health practice and enhancing the service provided will develop your leadership skills to have a major effect on the creation of cultures for innovation, organisations and systems. You'll also focus on public mental health promotion and prevention and the social factors affecting wellbeing.

Throughout the course you'll develop your leadership skills by enhancing your knowledge in service improvement and innovation, enabling you to lead on developments within your organisation. Also, by completing the research aspect of this course, your practice will be informed and shaped through critical reflection and interpretation of research findings in your specialist field of practice.

Analysis of evidenced based interventions to enhance wellbeing in your own working context will be developed, and you'll also be taught by highly committed and experienced lecturers.

Visit the MSc Mental Health and Wellbeing page on the University of Derby website for more details!

Entry Requirements

An undergraduate degree or equivalent in a relevant subject or experience of working in a relevant field. You’ll also need to be working or volunteering in a health or social care setting.International students: As above (or the equivalent international qualifications).

Last Updated

20 January 2017

Course Fees

2014/2015 fees were £695 per 20 credit module. Please see our website for the latest information.

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