Understanding Mental Health in Muslim Communities accredited by Royal College of Psychiatrists
10 November 2022
A free FutureLearn short course created by the Centre for the Study of Islam in the UK, supported by Cardiff Learning and Teaching Academy, has been accredited by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
This accreditation quality mark is a seal of approval for mental healthcare training, and demonstrates commitment to best practice. Accreditation is a rigorous process, involving a comprehensive review to ensure that all aspects of the training meet the College's criteria in both content and quality.
Dr Asma Khan, Research Fellow and academic course lead, said
Understanding Mental Health in Muslim Communities was launched as a free course on FutureLearn in May 2022. Since then, 1,892 learners have registered, signing up from 81 countries, including the UK, USA, Pakistan, India and South Africa.
- 96%of participants say they gained new knowledge or skills
- Since starting the course 81% of participants have shared what they learned
- 2,677 comments posted on course message boards to date
The newly accredited Understanding Muslim Mental Health (now known as Understanding Mental Health in Muslim Communities) course was relaunched in November 2022. This free course, hosted on Future Learn, examines how Muslims experience and understand mental health, and is primarily designed for those who provide mental health support in Muslim communities. You can study this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments. The course has been designed to be as interactive and engaging as possible.
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