Mental Health and Counselling

Overview

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If you want to support those experiencing mental health issues, our choice of Masters degrees enable you to specialise in child mental health and wellbeing or mental health awareness in community and professional sport. You can also train as a mental health nurse or psychotherapist.

MSc Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Wellbeing examines individual differences, personal attributes and motivations in how children and adolescents behave, while MSc Sport, Physical Activity and Mental Health explores the design, implementation and evaluation of sport and physical activity initiatives which promote mental health.

Alternatively, you may wish to immerse yourself in contemporary creative approaches to counselling and psychotherapy. Combining skills, placements and experiences across the lifespan, this groundbreaking Masters degree has been designed in collaboration with, and is approved by, the UK Association of Humanistic Psychology Practitioners (UKAHPP), a member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).

You can also train in mental health nursing and gain eligibility to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council, or explore the legal frameworks that underpin mental health practice.

Facilities

Three students make notes and engage in discussion while sat around a table during a seminar.Faculty of Health, Social Care and Medicine

The Faculty of Health, Social Care and Medicine is one of the leading providers of education and training for health and social care professionals in the North West of England.

Offering some of the best facilities for health, social care and medicine students in the country, the outstanding teaching and learning resources include leading edge clinical skills facilities, an 860-seat lecture theatre, and a variety of teaching rooms and social learning spaces.

Department of Sport and Physical Activity

MSc Sport, Physical Activity and Mental Health is based in the Department of Sport and Physical Activity where a strong emphasis is placed on practical work, underpinned by outstanding facilities including dedicated biochemistry, biomechanics, performance analysis, physiology and psychology laboratories.

MSc Sport, Physical Activity and Mental Health students listen attentively during a seminar while wearing course-branded hoodies.

There is a dedicated sports therapy clinic, providing a clinical learning environment in which to gain practical experience, as well as a functional rehabilitation centre where bespoke rehabilitation programmes for individuals or small groups can be implemented.

Cutting-edge musculoskeletal assessment tools combine with a dedicated strength and conditioning area in our MSk laboratory, while a Sleep, Exercise and Performance laboratory enables you to measure the responses of individuals to sleep, sleep deprivation and changes in the circadian rhythms of a variety of biological processes.

Additional learning resources include eye-tracking systems in a specialist vision analysis laboratory where you can measure hand-eye coordination, ocular-motor control and other mechanisms associated with visual perception.

Complementing the impressive academic facilities, there are £30 million of sport and leisure facilities across 60 acres on campus.

Open Days

A prospective student receives advice from a member of staff at an open day.If you are considering studying at Edge Hill University, the best way to gain an insight into the student experience is to discover our stunning campus for yourself by attending an open day.

You can tour the campus, including the halls of residence, with a student guide. There will also be opportunities to attend presentations and view subject facilities.

Alternatively, if you are unable to attend an open day, we offer a range of other events for prospective students, including monthly campus tours.

View open day dates and book your place