Below is a list of courses available which may be of interest. Please note: this list is not exhaustive. To tell us about a course, please contact Marie Griffiths.
(Please note: Although every attempt has been made to ensure the accuracy of the details provided below, you are advised check and confirm all information with the relevant training providers. Inclusion of courses does not constitute accreditation of either the course or its provider.)
Child and Adolescent Mental Health MA – University of Wales Newport
This is a new programme designed to meet the needs of those who work with children or young people whose development and functioning is affected adversely or who risk being affected by mental health difficulties.
The course aims to provide participants with the knowledge and understanding to develop their professional skills. It recognises that definitions and approaches may vary according to professional settings, but that services to children and young people and their families will improve if new understandings and ways of working are developed.
MSc in Aging and Mental Health – University College London
The MSc is designed to provide a firm grounding in current concepts and research in Ageing and Mental Health. The course offers appropriately qualified health professionals and researchers working in the field of mental health of the elderly an in-depth academic knowledge of the normal and abnormal aspects of mental health in older people. It aims to develop critical skills in evaluating research and clinical practice, and to provide the theoretical basis to the concept, efficacy and procedures of the variety of clinical therapies applicable to older people. This qualification is unique as it will offer a masters degree in the mental health of older people which is multidisciplinary in its approach and provides an attractive and relevant combination of theoretical and applied knowledge and research skills.
MSc Mental Health Studies – Kings College London
Enable students to develop their knowledge and understanding of theory, practice and research in the field of mental health and illness.
MSc /PgD/PgC Mental Health – University of Glamorgan
Research module (Compulsory module) 40 level 7 credits
Mental Health Care and Modern Society 20 level 7 credits
Perspectives in Mental Health 20 level 7 credits
Dissertation can range from 60 to 100 level 7 credits
Certificate in Mental Health Studies – Open University
This course aims to:
develop your knowledge and understanding of mental health and distress in relation to individuals, institutions and the wider society
help you explore the diverse and frequently competing perspectives that characterise the world of mental health
develop and improve practice in health and social care services for people experiencing mental distress or ill-health.
This course encompasses the following 30 credit units: Diverse Perspectives in Mental Health and Challenging Ideas in Mental Health.
Children in Wales Training Programme
Children in Wales’ training courses are multidisciplinary and aim to promote an integrated approach for all those working in the statutory, voluntary and independent sectors.
Against the Odds – Building Resilience in Young People
Parental Mental Health and its Impact on Children
If these courses are of interest to you please visit the training programme for further details.
For more information visit: http://www.childreninwales.org.uk/training/index.html?monthPos=1
Courses for Communities Cymru
Courses for Communities Cymru is an affordable programme of training which covers how to run a voluntary or community group. They are delivered in each local area through a partnership between local county voluntary councils, volunteer centres and the WCVA. For more information visit www.coursesforcommunities.org.uk or telephone 0800 2888329.
Mental Health and Illness (adults) – Coleg Harlech WEA North
Understanding Mental Distress – Coleg Menai
A general introduction to the area of mental distress to look at models of mental illness, how quality of life can be maximised for people who do have mental illness and an evaluation of local services.
Mental Health First Aid – Mind Cymru
Mind Cymru’s Mental Health First Aid aims to provide individuals with the skills and confidence needed to deal with those experiencing mental distress. Including how to:
give initial help to someone experiencing a mental health problem
deal with a crisis situation or the first signs of someone developing mental ill health
guide people towards appropriate help.
www.mhfa-wales.org.uk / firstname.lastname@example.org
Preventing Bullying Behaviour – NSPCC EduCare
NSPCC EduCare have launched a distance learning programme on Preventing Bullying Behaviour which is targeted at anyone who comes into contact with children and young people through their work, voluntary or leisure activities.
Download the Preventing Bullying Behaviour flier (PDF, 160KB) (English Only)
More information is available online http://www.nspcc.org.uk/inform/trainingandconsultancy/EduCare/preventingbullying_wda61169.html
Ecotherapy – Bangor University, School of Healthcare Sciences
(20 credits at Level 6 (Ecotherapy) & 7 (Concepts of Ecotherapy))
This module will introduce the multi-professional, new and evolving practice of ecotherapy. Ecotherapy is considered an intrinsic element of Ecohealth. This new concept involves holistic, therapeutic, educational and environmental approaches which are fully encompassing of the ecosystem in which people live. The aims of the therapy are to promote social and personal recovery from ill health and disability, including social marginalisation, by working with the natural environment. Students will also learn processes which can measure the benefits of ecotherapeutic spaces for their community, towards achieving health and social well-being policy targets. This module is open to students from diverse backgrounds and disciplines and is valuable as CPD as well as part of the following courses: BSc (Hons) Health Studies, MSc in Public Health & Health Promotion and MSc in Health Science.
For further information: http://www.bangor.ac.uk/healthcaresciences/courses/bscmodules.php.en
Arts in Health – Coleg Harlech
The Arts in Health course is introductory training for Art Practitioners, Health and Care workers wishing to use the arts and the expressive arts towards developing health and wellbeing. The course is suitable for applicants who work as Artists/Art Practitioners or in Health, Social Services, Education, Voluntary Services, Probation and Prison Services.
Learners will gain increased confidence in working with groups, running creative sessions, as well as new practical creative skills relevant to their professional development. Practical hands-on activities and tasks are introduced by specialized tutors in the Expressive Arts and in Art Therapies such as Drama, Play & Art Therapy including Group Activities.
For more information visit: http://www.harlech.ac.uk/en/community/Anglesey-and-Bangor-Bangor-Arts-in-Health-course.php?id=95
Writers in Healthcare – Ty Newydd
Tŷ Newydd is the National Writers’ Centre for Wales and offers a range of courses and opportunities which explore writing as a social activity, the therapeutic and transformative benefits of creative writing and how the process of creative writing can promote health and wellbeing.
Writers in Healthcare (PDF)
Visit http://www.tynewydd.org for more information.
Participation Cymru Training Programme
Participation Cymru has launched its new training programme for public service providers in the third, public and private sectors for September 2011 – March 2012.
You can view the full training programme here
Further information is available at www.participationcymru.org.uk/training
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