Part-time: One year over two semesters.
Enhance your knowledge and develop your skills on this one-year Graduate Certificate in Psychosocial Mental Health Care (Psychosocial Intervention), developed in collaboration with mental health practitioners, service users and service providers from the North West. Working in accordance with national guidance promoting the provision of evidence-based psychosocial interventions for those experiencing serious mental health problems, this programme uses a structured, recovery-orientated, formulation driven psychosocial approach in collaboration with service-users / families and carers. You’ll have active involvement and contribution from our Comensus Team members (service-user and carer representatives), and enjoy sessions by guest speakers, as they share their experiences of research and practice solutions in implementing psychosocial intervention.
For the Graduate Certificate Psychosocial Mental Health Care, applicants must possess:
In addition, course applicants:
The four core modules (each offering 20 credits at Level 6) run over one academic year, with students studying two modules in each semester (as shown above). Successful completion of the four core modules will complete the Grad Cert programme.
The four core modules (each offering 20 credits at Level 6) run over one academic year, with students studying two modules in each semester (as shown above). Successful completion of the four core modules will complete the Graduate Certificate programme.
Students from previous cohorts have provided a range of highly complementary feedback – to quote a few of the students from 2016 & 2017:
For further information, please email:
Individuals working for health and social care organisations should initially discuss their application with their employer as arrangements may be in place for financial and study leave support.
Individuals can purchase this course as an independent student and should obtain an application form from:
Faculty of Health and Wellbeing
University of Central Lancashire
Preston PR1 2HE
Tel: 01772 893836/ 3839
For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Important Information.
We have links with NHS Trusts and Independent Sector employers across Lancashire and the North West, and these partner agencies are closely involved in the ongoing quality assurance and development of the course.
We aim to create the perfect blend of knowledge, practical experience and relevance to contemporary mental health practice to equip course students with the confidence and skills they need in implementing evidence-based interventions with service-users and families. This programme focuses upon the development of skills in a range of practical and collaborative psychosocial interventions, which include: coping strategy enhancement; structured problem-solving; cognitive-behavioural intervention; behavioural family intervention; medication management; structured relapse prevention / staying well planning.
Within the course, each module is assessed against the learning outcomes using a variety of methods, which will include: case study; audio-recorded practice session and related reflective account; on-line MCQ paper and essay (for Valuing Research); essay; structured portfolio.
A series of published literature and texts are recommended throughout the course programme, which are available through the UCLan Library and Information Services. Students will have full access to the University computer facilities, and to the associated eLearn / Blackboard site for this course programme.
This course has increased my knowledge and skills, improved my role as a mentor, given me a wider appreciation of psychosis and its consequences… and improved my overall abilities as a practitioner.
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