Literature and Mental Health: Reading for Wellbeing

Academy
Futurelearn
Kurzbeschreibung
Find out how poems, plays and novels can help us understand and cope with deep emotional strain in this free online course.
Kursarten
E-Learning
Fachbereiche

Literatur, Gesundheitswesen

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The great 18th century writer Dr Samuel Johnson, who suffered from severe bouts of depression, said “the only end of writing is to enable the reader better to enjoy life or better to endure it.”

Taking Johnson’s phrase as a starting point, this course considers how poems, plays and novels can help us understand and cope with times of deep emotional strain.

Along the way, you’ll hear from doctors, who offer a medical perspective, and from people who have turned to literature at moments of crisis, including such well-known figures as Melvyn Bragg, Mark Haddon, Sir Ian McKellen and Stephen Fry.

This course is open to anyone with an interest in literature or mental health. No previous experience or qualifications are required. The reading load will be flexible, and you will have the opportunity to exchange ideas and feelings via the online discussions with other learners.

Kursziele
Explore how poems, plays and novels can help us understand and cope with times of deep emotional strain.,Engage in leading research into mental health and wellbeing.,Develop confidence in exploring the different forms of literature and their impact on wellbeing.
Anforderungen
This course is open to anyone with an interest in literature or mental health. No previous experience or qualifications are required. The reading load will be flexible, and you will have the opportunity to exchange ideas and feelings via the online discussions with other learners.
Kurssprache
Englisch