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Studying with us during coronavirus in 2021

Social Inclusion and Recovery in Mental Health

Module  MHR 4606
Level Level 7
Credits 15
Fees £900
Duration One a day (6 hours online session)
Delivery mode Online (via mixture of virtual classroom and blended activity)
Course Leader Katja Jung


Promoting social inclusion and recovery lies at the heart of current mental health services and care. You will engage with contemporary theory, research, and policy and will critically review service developments and synthesise information and ideas from a review of service.

This module is ideal for health care professionals, particularly those working in mental health settings (inpatient wards, community) as it has been developed to assist mental health practitioners enhance their skills in social inclusion practice, promoting recovery through effective care planning and management of patient care needs for individuals under mental health services.

The module will focus on care planning including social inclusive practice and recovery management related to a variety of service user issues, mental health problems, multi-professional and multi-disciplinary working. It will be underpinned by theoretical evidence from a range of sources including psychiatry, nursing, social work, research evidence and service user experience. It promotes the knowledge and practice of strategies to promote social inclusion in everyday practice.

Course content

Upon successful completion of this module, you will be able to:

  1. Analyse, synthesise, and evaluate current theoretical, research and policies in the context of social inclusion and recovery in mental health
  2. Critically analyse a selection of relevant literature related to the identified key findings and use the findings to demonstrate originality of though
  3. Demonstrate advanced decision-making skills in the critical selection of approaches to service review, and conduct review of their own service
  4. Analyse and synthesise the information and ideas from the review and from a search of the relevant sources.

Learning and teaching

The current COVID-19 situation and ongoing uncertainty and challenges surrounding social distancing rules has impacted on how we deliver learning and teaching. To this end, all our short courses, modules and programmes will be delivered this autumn onwards through a mix of online/virtual and face to face modes.

You will be taught using a variety of learning and teaching methods, including study days; to develop and enhance your knowledge; and lectures, seminars and workshops which are interactive to encourage group discussion and student participation. Online learning guides such as course materials and directed exercises will also be available as well as additional resources on risk assessment and management and associated practice-based skills.

When not in class, you will be able to apply your new and developed skills and knowledge in your current organisation and further develop and reflect upon the classroom learning in practice.


Summative assessment scheme

Final assessment for this module will be through a poster presentation.

Teaching dates

All days will run between 9.30am to 4.00pm on the following dates:

  • Monday 29 March 2021
  • Tuesday 30 March 2021
  • Tuesday 6 April 2021
  • Monday 14 June 2021
  • Tuesday 15 June 2021

The summative assessments will be on the 8th and 9th.

How to apply

To be eligible for this module, you must provide evidence of an ability to study at Level 7.

Apply for this module through our online application form.

Please note, applications to this module will close 10 days before the module start date.

Fees and funding

The fees* below refer to the 2020/21 academic year unless otherwise stated.

Per credit: £60 
15 credits: £900

*Course fees are subject to annual inflation.

There are several funding options available:

  • receiving course fees via CPPD contracts between NHS trusts and Middlesex University
  • paying your own fees
  • sponsorship by your employer (but not under a CPPD contract).

For more information for any of these options, including fee rates for self-funding/employer-sponsored students, please visit our dedicated funding page.

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