This series of courses includes the following: 

  • Exploring unusual experiences: this course looks at types of unusual experiences, how these can alter our abilities, related diagnoses, and considers some of the benefits of unusual experiences and ways of living with them. 
  • Treatment and self-help: this course explores self-help and medical treatment options in relation to unusual experiences and psychosis.

This course explores what diagnoses are, the classification systems used by professionals, the prevalence of several diagnoses and how experiences occur on a spectrum. Additionally, this course looks at the impact of receiving a diagnosis, the stigma surrounding diagnoses and some of the controversies of some diagnoses. Lastly, this course considers a few possibilities for alternatives to the current diagnostic systems.

This course explores what OCD is, what it isn't, what it's like to live with, how to manage living with it and how therapy and medication may play a role in this.

This course explores social anxiety, looking at its causes, how it feels to experience it and how to manage it.

Health anxiety is a mental health condition characterised by excessive worry and fear about having a serious medical condition. Individuals with health anxiety often interpret normal bodily sensations as signs of illness and frequently engage in checking behaviours such as seeking medical reassurance or researching symptoms excessively. This course explores how this can affect your life, looks at self-help strategies aimed at reducing anxiety and where to get further help.

This course explores the topic of depression, the most common mental health condition that can affect people of all ages. It looks at the causes and common symptoms of depression as well as the different types that people can experience.

It also looks at living with depression, how it is treated and how to find further help and support if you or someone you know needs it. 

This course looks at how anxiety is a normal human response to everyday stresses and explains when anxiety can become a mental health issue. It explains what panic disorder is, what defines a panic attack, dealing with and preventing panic attacks and ways to cope with anxiety disorders including positive coping strategies, relaxation techniques, complementary therapies, psychological therapies and medication used to treat the symptoms of anxiety and panic.

There are three topics in the series, however, you do not need to complete them all, just the topic  you are interested in. Of course, you can complete all the topics if you wish to. They are:  

  • Part 1 - Preventing cancer, early signs and symptoms
  • Part 2 - Diagnoses and receiving cancer treatment
  • Part 3 - Living with and beyond cancer

The information contained in this course is relevant for people living with mental health difficulties or those that have experienced them in the past; those looking after someone living with a mental health condition and cancer such as a family member or health professionals.

This course provides an overview of delirium and explains why we need to know about it to help raise awareness. It is aimed at those living with mental health issues and those who live with or look after them, members of the public and staff.