Module 5: Generating mental wealth

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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.

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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

'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)

Mental Health Europe

'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?


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