Mental Health and Wellbeing
Explore the biological, psychological, and social factors that shape people’s overall mental health. You’ll delve into the services and policies that support mental health in the community. Consider the impacts of mental ill-health on people and society.
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Upon completion of this subject, the student should be able to:
- Describe the bio-psycho-social and relational foundations of mental health.
- Evaluate and communicate the personal, social, and safety impacts of mental health and mental ill-health.
- Analyse contemporary mental health policies, principles and service models.
- Apply evidence-based concepts, skills and models to mental health service planning and delivery.
- Refer to Mylo for study topics
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This subject will examine the foundations of mental health for individuals, families and communities. It will use a bio-psycho-social approach, to critically examine the personal experiences of, and service responses to, mental health challenges. Practice outcomes will emphasise active engagement and relational approaches to building individual wellbeing, contextual safety, and service development. This will occur within a framework of consumer focus, social inclusion, human rights, and policy reform.
- Case Study: Service Planning (35%)
- Mental Health Safety Plan (30%)
- Case Study: Relationship Building (35%)
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