1) Inventory web supports for mental health and mental health difficulties (3 hrs)
a. Browse the Internet for relevant web sites, support materials, organisations, interactive materials, etc.
b. Make notes and save links
c. Comment on each finding in terms of what it offers, how useful it is, and for whom. Note fundamental assumptions about mental health as expressed in these materials.
2) On line Mental Health Hazards (3 hrs)
a. Again browse the Internet for relevant Web Sites, support materials, organisations, interactive materials, etc.
b. Make notes and save links (you may revisit materials for Assignment 1)
c. This time try to establish whether the materials or its use present hazards to the mental health of the public. What are the hazards?
This assignment will not be marked but your findings must be posted on Blackboard to share with the class (details will follow).
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