Interaction between physical and mental health

This module explores the links between physical and mental health. It covers stages of development and the effects that medication may have on overall physical health.

Who is this course for?

Clinicians working with young people with mental ill-health

What will you learn in this course?

  • The rationale for including physical and sexual health screening and interventions in early intervention services
  • Physical, physiological, and hormonal changes that occur during normal development
  • The impact of mental ill-health on physical and sexual health
  • The impact that medications can have on physical health
  • The impact of physical health issues on recovery
  • Modifiable lifestyle factors that can positively impact on overall physical health
  • Interventions that early intervention services can offer with regards to physical health
  • Strategies to assist physical health monitoring and intervention.

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