Taught course

Psychological Therapies and Mental Health

University of Southampton · Faculty of Health Sciences

Entry requirements

Successful completion of the Postgraduate Certificate Low Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with IAPT PWP (Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner) status

Months of entry


Course content

Nationally and internationally there is an increasing emphasis on psychological therapies to promote mental health and well-being. On this programme you will study how cognitive behavioural and interpersonal therapies can help you to understand different psychological difficulties and the emotional impact of life events.

You will also be able to demonstrate an advanced knowledge and understanding of the current historical, political and clinical background to the growth of psychological interventions in healthcare. By developing a critical understanding of different types of therapy you will be able to promote service user choice. The teaching will be strongly oriented to the integration of theory and practice and the programme will be committed to challenging mental health stigma and developing a compassionate understanding of the lived experience of emotional difficulties and mental health problems.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24-60 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Health Sciences