To enable you to understand a range of mental health issues affecting people across the life span including children and young people, people of working age and older adults and to recognise the impact of culture, ethnicity, gender, sexuality on mental health
To understand different models of mental health and the range of professionals and services that may be involved in offering support
To be aware of the relevant policy & legislative frameworks
To contribute to assessment, planning and intervention in work with people who have mental health needs, including situations involving risk;
To work to promote wellbeing and recovery;
To be able to promote the rights of service users and to challenge oppression and discrimination.