Are you interested in working in the mental health field? Do you want to become a counsellor, social worker, nurse, support worker, or other related role? If so, this is an ideal taster course to help you decide if this is the right career for you! The course gives an overview of the different types of depression, its causes and treatment options. With a mini quiz at the end of each section, you'll be able to see how much you've learned and have a better understanding of which course would be best for you.
Do you want to work with those who suffer from addictions? Are you interested in the causes and treatment options? Perhaps you have had an addiction yourself in the past and want to help others who now find themselves in a similar situation? Whatever your reasons, this taster course will help you to decide if this is the area you want to work. The course looks at the different kinds of addiction people may suffer from, not just alcohol and substances. We look at some of the causes and treatment options available, and with a series of self-assessment questions at the end, you'll be able to see how much you've learned.
Borderline Personality Disorder
Personality disorder is a complex diagnosis which is often misunderstood by both the public and professionals alike. If you have an interest in working in mental health and wish to specialise in the area of personality disorders, this course will give you an insight into the one most commonly diagnosed, Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). This taster course provides an insight into the symptoms, possible causes and treatment options available, plus, with a set of self-assessment questions, you'll be able to test yourself on what you've learned.
It is estimated that five to ten percent of all women have some form of an eating disorder. However, this number rises to even greater proportions in young women. It is estimated that 19–30% of college females can be diagnosed with an eating disorder and between 1% and 5% of adolescent females meet the criteria for the diagnosis. If you are interested in working with those suffering from eating disorders, whether as a counsellor, dietician or as a nurse, this taster course is an ideal starting point. The course looks at the definition of an eating disorder, the various types of disorder and some of the treatment options available.
Introduction To Counselling
Are you interested in becoming a counsellor? Do you want to work within one of the 'helping' profession? If so, this is an ideal taster course to get you started. The course looks at what 'counselling' means, what being a counsellor involves, reasons why a person may seek counselling and some of the models of counselling used by practitioners.
If you're interested in becoming a counsellor, nurse, social worker or a support worker, it is likely that you will at some stage, work with clients who self-harm. This taster course provides an excellent first step into considering the various types of self-harm, the reasons why a person may self-harm and how you can work with clients to find positive alternatives.
Schizophrenia is widely misunderstood; media portrayals of those with schizophrenia being murderers means that what is already a frightening illness, can seem even more so. If you are interested in working in the mental health field, this taster course is an ideal start to help give you a better understanding of what schizophrenia is, the symptoms, causes and treatment options available.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a chronic, relapsing illness. People who have it suffer from recurrent and unwanted thoughts or rituals. The obsessions and the need to perform rituals can take over a person’s life if left untreated. If you are interested in becoming a counsellor, support worker or any other role within the mental health field, this course is a perfect start to give you an insight into the symptoms, causes and treatment options for OCD.