<div><p>You'll have access to a module website, which includes:</p><ul><li>a week-by-week study planner</li><li>course-specific module materials</li><li>audio and video content</li><li>assignment details and submission section</li><li>online tutorial access.</li></ul><p>You'll also be provided with four printed study books, a reader<em>Mental Health Still Matters</em>, and other printed materials.</p></div>
The Open University is the worlds leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.
Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether youre at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you'll be supported throughout your studies your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.
Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone.
<div><p>What causes mental distress and what can be done about it? How is health and social care support, which is increasingly delivered at local level, affected by lay and professional perceptions of mental health and illness? This module examines how aspects of the external environment ? in particular social, environmental, economic and political factors ? shape and constrain our understandings and experiences of mental health and distress. It explores the theories and concepts that underpin and challenge mental health practice and service provision and looks at the impact of the frequently competing perspectives that characterise the world of mental health.</p></div>