Long-Term Distress – the Return of the Lost

Degree: 1
Year: 3
Study program: Social work

Holder: Vera Grebenc
Collaborator(s): Vito Flaker, Andrej Kastelic, Juš Škraban


Subject content:

Aims: Critical reflection on the mental patient's role. Getting acquainted with the lifeworlds of people suffering a long-term distress. Learning the methods of care for people suffering long-term distress. Becoming trained for the planning and implementation of responses to a long-term mental distress.

Areas of discrimination in social work: poverty, gender, ethnicity, education, employment, independtent life, accomodation. Structural inequalities in health and need for advocacy. Intersectionality. Tactics and dynamic of exclusion in everyday life. Impact of physical and sexual violence on mental health. Work with people who are experiencing violence. Impact of homophobia on mental health. Poverty and mental health. Homelessness. Dual diagnosis. Migration as source of mental distress. Obstacles to the participation of the children with intellectual disabilities and mental distress in proceedings where decision about their lives are made. Exits from multiple discrimination: institutional, collective, personal strategies.