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.


100%: Practical (Workshop)


100%: Written assessment (Essay, Report)

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.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2022/23. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to COVID-19, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.