Mental Health Programme

Mental Health Programme

A series of courses on mental health and role of physiotherapy
This is an absolutely superb course. It was certainly challenging, and I feel that I have an 'introduction' to Mental Health. It has stimulated me to study more on the subject, and will definitely change the way I practice. I highly recommend it to all PT's, not only those in Mental Health: holistic means dealing with the physical, which we do well, but we cannot, comfortably, separate physical, mental and emotional symptoms
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An increasing body of evidence indicates that mental health issues are responsible for a large proportion of the burden of disability experienced by people across the world. As healthcare practitioners involved in ongoing close personal interaction with clients, physiotherapists need to be aware of the impact of mental health on the conditions experienced and on how their management can positively influence this aspect of their patient's well being. In this programme of courses we will explore a range of relevant topics and explore how physical therapists can tackle this important and complex issue.


To provide a comprehensive overview of the topic of mental health and how this relates to the role of physiotherapists and physical therapists.


This programme is made up of four courses, reading activities and a written assignment. The programme content is split into the following courses:

  1. Foundations of Mental Health
  2. Physical Activity as EBP in Mental Health
  3. Mental Health: Lifestyle and Other Important Factors
  4. Mental Health: Trauma and the Impact on Body, Mind and Psyche

Target audience

This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.

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