7WHS0025 Innovation in Mental Health Recovery Theory and Practice (Online)

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Who should attend this course?

Anyone who would like to develop their understanding of mental health recovery and social inclusion and the evidence base and research that underpins the innovative work and developments that we are seeing in practice or anyone that would like to be able to innovate and lead change in service user experience and health and social care practice. Service users, practitioners, professionals, mental health workers, carers, policy makers and service providers.

Course content

We will discuss what we mean by mental health recovery and the impact of identity, stigma and resilience. We will develop our understanding of where the recovery approach sits alongside the biopsychosocial and medical models and consider the evolution of the 'anti' recovery movement and its importance to our understanding of service user centred care. We will consider the impact of poverty and employment on mental health, recovery and social inclusion.

Why choose this course?

It will bring you right up to date with the mental health recovery and social inclusion issues that will be helpful in your practice or in managing your own or others' care. It will inform your approach and help you provide an evidence base for your arguments for making the changes in services that will be fundamental to best practice delivery in health and social care services of the future.

Entry requirements...

Typically, a good first degree or equivalent, as well as having involvement in mental health services delivery.

We also welcome applications from service users, carers, or those involved in mental health services delivery that do not have a first degree. If you have missed the opportunity to become a graduate but can nonetheless demonstrate your potential to work at Master’s Level, we will consider your application. 

I don’t have a degree, how do I demonstrate my potential to work at Master’s level?

If you do not have the required academic qualifications, you will be set a written task to demonstrate your motivation, knowledge and potential to work at Masters Level. This task will demonstrate your ability to critically digest and discuss a relevant article, as well as reflect upon and articulate perceived personal challenges involved in working at Masters level. You will also need to submit a personal statement outlining your current involvement in mental health services or personal experience, as well as your motivation for studying the course. 

The programme is subject to the University's Principles, Policies, Regulations and Procedures for the Admission of Students to Undergraduate and Taught Postgraduate Programmes and will take account of University policy and guidelines for assessing accredited prior certificated learning (APCL) and accredited prior experiential learning (APEL).

All students from non-majority English speaking countries require proof of English language proficiency. The following qualifications and grades will be considered:

  • GCSE English language grade A-C.
  • IELTS 6.5 (with no less than 6.5 in any band).

Other English language tests are accepted. Please contact the International Office for details.

If you do not have the required level of English for entry, our academic English courses can help you to achieve this level.



Start DateEnd DateLink
21/09/202031/01/2021Apply online (Distance (Part Time))


Start DateEnd DateLink
21/09/202131/01/2022Apply online (Distance (Part Time))

Course fees

2020/21 price for 15 credits: £755

2020/21 price for 30 credits: £1510

Teaching methods

Distance learning