Course: Menthal health for working with people

« Back
Course title Menthal health for working with people
Course code KPEG/SPLAK
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 2
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Blažková Martina, Mgr.
Course content
Content: 1. Mental health as a discipline; mental health and its influencing factors. 2. Sleep and wakefulness; the scheme of work and relax, fatigue. 3. People in social relationships; communication and interpersonal relationships; satisfying basic psychical needs, emotions. 4. Stress, stressors, coping with stress; difficulties in human life; optimizing nutrition. 5. Aging, old age; psychical disorders, prevention. 6. The meaning of life; techniques of mental balance treatment.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Monitoring, Demonstration, Projection, Activating (simulations, games, drama)
Learning outcomes
The aim of this subject is to introduce possibilities of the use of theoretical and practical knowledge of mental health primarily to increase stress resistance and to prevent "burnout".
Protection of one's psychical health by focusing onto wellness, regarding to social relations and to strengthening of psychical freshness. Ability to recognize the inappropriate tasks or goals, and traumatic or harmful occurrences. Projecting of personally optimal way of life, managing of one's time and work. Possibilities of solving of conflict situations, strategies of coping, ways of relaxation.
Not required

Assessment methods and criteria
Essay, Student performance assessment, Interview, Questionnaire, Student portfolio analysis

Seminar paper on a given topic.
Recommended literature
  • ČERNOUŠEK, M.:. Psychologie životního prostředí. Praha, Horizont, 1992.
  • FRANKL, V.:. Člověk hledá smysl. Praha, Psychoanalytické nakladatelství, 1994.
  • FRANKL, V.:. Vůle ke smyslu. Brno, Cesta, 1994.
  • KOTTLER, J.:. Profesní psychohygiena terapeuta. Praha: Portál, 2013.
  • MOORE, T.:. Kniha o duši. Praha: Portál 2007.
  • SCHMIDBAUER, W.:. Psychická úskalí pomáhajících profesí. Praha, Portál 2000.
  • SCHMIDBAUER, W.:. Syndrom pomocníka. Praha: Portál, 2008.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Social Pedagogy (2) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Summer