This module aims to give the occupational health practitioner the knowledge with which to enhance mental wellbeing in the workplace and to help employees remain in work or return to work following an episode of mental ill health.
This module may be studied as part of the University Advanced Diploma (UAD) Occupational Health.
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On successful completion, you will be able to:
- Critically discuss the effects of mental ill and psychological health on the individual and the organisation.
- Evaluate the complex psychosocial factors that can lead to mental ill health and how these can be positively or negatively affected by the workplace.
- Show an awareness of local voluntary and statutory resources that can assist in the management of and maintenance of mental health in the workplace.
- Critically appraise the current literature surrounding employee assistance programmes and counselling.
Indicative Core Bibliography
Berridge, J. Cooper C. and Highley-Marchington C. (1997) Employee Assistance Programmes and Workplace Counselling London: John Wiley & Sons
Franklin A. (2008) Mental Health and Stress: in Oakley, K. (2008) (ed) Occupational Health Nursing. 3rd Edition. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Gold, L.H. &andman D.W (2009) Evaluating Mental Health Disability in the Workplace: Model, Process, and Analysis. London: Springer
Kloss, D. (2010) Occupational Health Law 5th Edition. London: Wiley-Blackwell
Lloyd C. (2010) Vocational Rehabilitation and Mental Health. Chichester: Wiley Blackwell
World Health Organisation (2005) Mental health policies and programmes in the workplace: Mental Health Policy and Service Guidance Package Geneva: WHO
Web resource: http://www.mindfulemployer.net/
Assessment, Feedback, and Teaching and Learning methods
Full details are available in the programme specification.
The teaching timetable should be available from the end of August. Access to the timetable is through the Student Hub – you will be able to access the Student Hub after you have completed online registration. The teaching day is 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday; please keep your other commitments open until confirmation of your teaching timetable, and bear in mind that many courses will offer placements or fieldwork which sometimes extends into the evenings and weekends.
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Evidence of prior successful study at underpinning level.
This module has been planned in the light of the Royal College of Nursing (2011) Occupational Health Career and Competence Development Guidance. To be eligible to study the module you should be able to apply it to your practice.
The closing date for applications is 5 working days prior to the module start date or, if this is your first module, 5 working days prior to the induction date.
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All students will need to purchase stationery, course books and personal equipment. Extra costs may also be applicable to cover field trips, membership fees etc.
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