Mental Health

Overview

Child & Adolescent Mental Health & Wellbeing student Emily Taggart stands by a lake on the eastern side of the campus.

Want to promote and protect mental health? Join us to support people throughout their lifetime or specialise in improving the mental health of children and adolescents. You’ll learn from lecturers with experience working in this area and working with people with mental health issues. They’ll share new thinking and interventions discovered through research and innovation.

Training can be tough at times, but we’ll support you every step of the way. You’ll have the skillset you need to help people overcome their unique challenges and be the perfect match for a range of roles, from family support worker to recovery coordinator, learning mentor to employment specialist.

Did you know one in four adults and one in eight children experience mental health issues? At Edge Hill, we’ll help you make a positive impact and boost wellbeing, whether you want to work with adults or specialise in improving the mental health of children and adolescents. Training in this area can be tough, but we’re here to support you every step of the way.

You’ll be taught by a team with experience working in this area and working with people with mental health issues. Listening to their stories will help you understand how to support individuals, their families and different groups. We’re carrying out lots of research in this area too, so you’ll always hear about new thinking and ways of working.

Flexible and innovative mindset with a person-centred approach– these are the traits our mental health graduates boast. You’ll be prepared for a range of roles, from family support worker to recovery coordinator, pastoral lead to employment specialist. But whatever you decide to do, you’ll be able to empower people to overcome their unique challenges.

  • Learn from a teaching team who have first-hand experience. They’ve worked with children, young people, families and communities, and in the mental health sector, including in child and adolescent mental health services.
  • Our courses are really specialised to help you develop sought after expertise in areas including child and adolescent mental health and wellbeing, and contemporary mental health practice.
  • Boost your employability with courses combining knowledge of theory with practical experiences. You’ll complete invaluable work placements in years 2 and 3.

Student Views

Mental Health in the News

EHU Insight on The Conversation

Facilities

View across the lake on the western side of campus looking towards the 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.

Faculty of Health, Social Care and Medicine 360 Virtual Tour

Open Days and Virtual Events

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 we usually recommend to gain an insight into the student experience is by attending an open day.

Our virtual open day pages offer the chance to discover everything that Edge Hill University has to offer and find out more about any subjects of interest, including medicine, through a series of online activities.

You can view exclusive video content, including pre-recorded presentations about the University and our courses, take a virtual tour of the campus, and find out more about student life, accommodation and student support.

View our virtual open day pages 

Book your place at an open day in 2021