Mental ill health is estimated to cost the Welsh economy £7.2billion each year. It can arise from a combination of factors and people living with mental health issues may require support from a range of services such as housing, social enterprise and community organisations as well as statutory health and social care services. That’s why it’s vital there are knowledgeable practitioners to fill roles which will help to reduce the stigma, disadvantage and inequality experienced by people living with mental health issues and to work within communities to promote good mental health and wellbeing. This course: •is orientated towards prevention and recovery •combines theory with work based learning to ensure that our graduates are perfectly placed to access a variety of careers in this ever-developing sector Students will: •work on assignments that reflect the real life skills needed by future employers •develop their self-awareness, emotional literacy, reflective and interpersonal skills – all of which are key to becoming an effective and competent practitioner •be assigned a personal tutor on enrolment who will support them throughout their time on the programme •benefit from the department’s open door policy and established peer mentor system Key Course Features •The programme team work with local employers to ensure that the theory taught is relevant to current practice in the sector. •Delivered by academics from a range of backgrounds, which means that you will be part of a diverse community of practice. •Established peer mentor scheme, so you can obtain support from students already undertaking the programme. •Innovative and flexible teaching methods are embedded throughout, including interactive lectures, tutorials, case studies, workshops, online activities and learning resources. •Work based experience which you can tailor to your own area/s of interest in years two and three of the programme. •Opportunities to take part in additional relevant events and volunteering within the wider University, giving you a full portfolio of experience on graduation.
Year 1 (Level 4) In the first year, students undertake modules which will provide the foundation knowledge to enable you to explore key areas across the health sector. Modules •Introduction to Health and Wellbeing •Introduction to Mental Wellbeing •Applied Physiology •Equality and Diversity •Study Skills and Self – development Year 2 (Level 5) During the second year, students will be introduced to law and social policy and to social prescribing. You will also learn about factors contributing to mental health issues across the lifespan, ways of promoting and improving mental wellbeing and the impact of providing support to people who have long term care needs. The first work based learning experience is also introduced at level 5. Modules •Mental Health Law and Social Policy •Mental Health Across The Lifespan •Support and Empowerment in Health and Wellbeing •Social Prescribing •Personal and Professional Development •Research Methods Year 3 (Level 6) The focus in the final year is on employability, with topics such as leadership & enterprise being studied. You will also study the impact of stigma on society and the individual, and look at ways in which this can be overcome. There is a second work based element at this level, so you will have the opportunity to experience working within another field of interest. Modules •Leadership and enterprise in health and wellbeing •Mental health, stigma and society •Recovery and wellness in mental health •Preparing for employment •Dissertation in Health, Mental Health and Wellbeing The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.
Reflecting the diversity of skills required by employers, the course employs a range of assessment strategies including presentations, information leaflets and campaign strategies. We work closely with the disability support team to ensure that assessments also meet student needs. Teaching and learning Wrexham Glyndŵr University is committed to supporting our students to maximise their academic potential. We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments. Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping deal with the practicalities of university work. Our student support section has more information on the help available. Wrexham Glyndŵr University is committed to supporting our students to maximise their academic potential. We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments. Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping deal with the practicalities of university work. Our student support section has more information on the help available.
How to apply
This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.
Republic of Ireland
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Points of entry
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9000||Year 1|