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The big question

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This course has a big question.

The big question provides a focus for your learning in the course and helps you think about what you will need to learn.

The big question for this course is:

Are mental health issues on the increase or are we better at diagnosing them?

Your task

  • What do you think is the answer to the big question?

Post your first thoughts on this question to the comments area at the bottom of this page.

Don’t worry if you are not sure of the answer at this stage. This is an opportunity to explore some ideas and we will revisit this question later in the course when you have learned more.

Have a look at other learners’ comments. If you can relate to a comment someone else has made, why not ‘like’ it or leave a reply? You can filter comments in a variety of ways including ‘most liked’ and you can also bookmark comments.

If you want to see all the recent comments on the course, just select the ‘activity’ icon. If you’re following someone, you can filter this list to show only the comments of people you’re following or those comments that you’ve bookmarked.

To get the very best learning experience from FutureLearn, find out more from these 6 tips and tools for social learning and 5 more tips and tools for social learning. Don’t forget, whilst robust debate is encouraged, it’s important that you follow the FutureLearn Code of conduct and are respectful of your fellow learners.

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