Mental Health in an Educational Context (985C8)

15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Autumn teaching

This module covers: structure in education; types of school; legislation/policy; ethos, SENCO/SEND, PSHE, roles & responsibilities in educational contexts; challenges of working on MH within educational settings, the links between mental health and educational access/attainment, learning difficulties, exam stress, peer/interpersonal relationships, social media, bullying, levels of mental health intervention for CYP, families & staff in schools, and auditing meantl health needs, prioritising care & monitoring outcomes in an educational setting. It would also include contingency management programs & mental health.

Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 36 hours of contact time and about 114 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2021/22. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, we are constantly looking to improve and enhance our courses. There may be changes to modules in response to student demand or feedback, changes to staff expertise or updates to our curriculum. We may also need to make changes in response to COVID-19. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: