Module 5: Generating mental wealth
Starts Monday 25 November 2013
Facilitated module! Although all modules have some facilitation, this module will be facilitated on a daily basis to support the discussions in the lead up to the challenge.
Update 27th November: Video message from Eimear
Video message from Deb
What you will explore in this module
- What mental wealth really means
- How to improve your own and others' mental wealth
- How you can make an impact in your community
Discuss the meaning of 'mental wealth'
In the introduction to this course, we included a short definition of the concept of mental wealth:
Mental wealth is about building positive wellbeing in individuals and communities, and raising awareness of issues surrounding mental health.
Browse the resources below and begin to make notes to expand and personalise your own concept of what mental wealth means to you.
Post your thoughts in the discussion forum.
Find another comment and respond to someone else's perspective. What do you find interesting?
Find out more
The following resources are examples of groups that exist to promote and support activity that aims to generate mental wealth.
'Mental Wealth UK is the national network for student-led mental health and wellbeing advocacy groups. Our mission is to help each higher education institution in the UK to foster an environment that is open and supportive to mental health needs and overall student wellbeing...' (Mental Wealth UK)
'MHE is a non governmental organisation committed to the promotion of positive mental health and well-being, the prevention of mental health problems, the improvement of care, advocacy for social inclusion and the protection of the human rights of (ex)users of mental health services and their families and carers.' (MHE)
Now...take the challenge
Challenge 5 is an activity that asks you to take action – can you be a mental wealth activist?