This course explores what stress is, the physical and psychological impact of the stress response, the stress vulnerability bucket model, basic coping theory, everyday ways of coping, how genetics and the environment influence our vulnerability to stress and what can help when dealing with stress.
This course explores the various complementary and alternative therapy treatments available today, including Aromatherapy, Traditional Chinese medicine, Light therapy and Yoga.
The course includes the history of each therapy, how they work and how to access them.
This course explores the role art and museums can have on mental wellbeing and recovery. There is emerging evidence that suggests that accessing art and museums can have positive health and wellbeing outcomes for people, and that they play a role in helping people to stay well and recover faster, including mental health. The course considers how to get the most out of art and museums to support your wellbeing.
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 considers different types of loss and how it might make you feel. It explores the processes of dealing with loss and how you can help yourself or someone else. It also considers different cultural and religious perspectives on loss.
Resilience is often described as our ability to "bounce back" after facing difficult situations. However, resilience is more than bouncing back, it is also about our ability to adapt when faced with challenging circumstances, whilst maintaining mental
wellbeing. This course explores psychological resilience and gives some ideas of how to develop it.