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Contemporary Mental Health Practice
Consider Australia's mental health policies and legislation.Break down and examine the framework that governs the delivery of mental health services. Look into specialist services for youth. Identify areas where the current system is lacking.
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After successfully completing this degree you should be able to:
- Understand the key mental health policies, frameworks and guidelines used in the mental health area.
- Utilise specialist knowledge of mental health legislation within mental health practice.
- Apply skills and approaches to work collaboratively in an interprofessional work environment.
- Understand mental health systems and the mental health practice environment.
- Assess support needs of people with a mental illness from a holistic and strengths based perspective.
- Articulate knowledge regarding the experiences and understanding of mental distress within specific groups of consumers, including child and youth, older persons, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
- Mental Health Policy in Australia
- Legal and Ethical Context
- Mental Health Practice Environments
- Mental Health Workforce
- Mental Health Practice
- Support Services
- Risk Assessment and Management
- Formulation and Documentation
- Child and Youth Mental Health
- Older Persons Mental Health
- Mental Health and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People
- Mental health and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
- Discussion forum/Discussion Board
- Embedded Multimedia
- Online Quizzes/Tests
- Online assignment submission
- Standard Media
- Streaming Multimedia
- Web links
- Resources and Links
- Printable format materials
- Online Assessment
You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:
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Admission to Griffith University MSocial Work degree required
This degree provides students with information about mental health policy and legislation, mental health systems and mental health practice in Australia.
HSV7037 Contemporary Mental Health Practice aims to introduce students to the Key mental health policies and frameworks that are used to guide mental health service delivery. Mental health practice environments are explored with a focus on the skills required for students to work effectively in interprofessional environments.
Students will review research and best practice information about providing mental health support to specific consumer groups including child and youth, older persons, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
- Practice-based assignment (30%)
- Case Study (50%)
- Short Answer (20%)