This project will explore the development of mental health awareness in the making of public policy. The central aim is to understand the government's approaches to handling mental health issues as well as their socio-political implications on public health and social welfare.
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The student(s) will (1) critically review the literature on the socio-political aspect of mental health and illness; and/or (2) conduct analyses on government documents in relation to mental health, health behaviors, and the authority’s actions. He/she/they will have excellent skills in reading and writing. Knowledge in politics and/or sociology is highly desirable.
Applicant's Learning Objectives:
1. Knowledge: Analyze the government’s understanding of mental health and illness as well as its roles in raising public awareness over the issues.
2. Skills: Apply concepts and theories from politics and sociology to discuss issues and cases in mental health.
3. Attitude: Exercise independent and critical judgements in the debates about the politics and policy of mental health.