I have learnt so much about the biological, social, and psychological influences on mental health and wellbeing as well as developing a strong knowledge of the services, legislation, and therapies surrounding this field."
My own experiences with mental health and the experiences of people in my life really sparked an interest to learn more about the topic. I’ve always been drawn to caring professions and I am someone who naturally finds joy in helping others to overcome challenges in their lives.
The more I learn, the more I want to find out. I am passionate about developing my understanding of mental health. I have also been working at a nursery and volunteering at church youth clubs for a number of years. When I discovered a course that could help me to help others in this area, I was so excited.
As soon as I went to the open day, Edge Hill felt like such a friendly place. The campus is beautiful, and the unique nature of my course really sold it to me.
I have loved how we have looked at mental health from different perspectives. I have learnt so much about the biological, social, and psychological influences on mental health and wellbeing as well as developing a strong knowledge of the services, legislation, and therapies surrounding this field.
Tutors have helped through bringing their own skills and expertise. It is clear that they are passionate about the topics they are teaching and they are also adaptable when they receive feedback from students on lecture structures and topics that we want to focus on. The lectures were very supportive and would go out their way to provide an extra support needed with assignments.
I was able to undertake two placements in local schools. This has helped me grow my confidence and allow me to put my knowledge and skills into practice.
The degree has given me such a unique insight into mental health. Having the theory and knowledge to understand mental health and wellbeing holistically, alongside my awareness of legislation, means that I can go into careers in a variety of areas from school, hospitals, community roles, or charities.
I’ve always felt so supported by the University and that they have a genuine care for their students. The beautiful campus made settling in much smoother as someone who’s used to being surrounded by the Welsh countryside. The campus makes it easy to feel at home while still being in easy distance of Liverpool.
If you have a genuine interest and desire to understand mental health and wellbeing better, then go for this course. Whatever your background or experiences, this course can help you grow personally and academically if you want to have a deeper underpinning knowledge of the subject in your future career.
I will be continuing my time at Edge Hill to undertake a conversion Masters in Psychology. This will help build on my knowledge and experience and open up further career options such as becoming an assistant psychologist or EdPsych.