Congratulations to Renee Benigno, the lucky winner of a Torrens University “Introduction to Mental Health Conditions” short course!
Renee took her prize home from the EduTech Expo on 8 – 9 June, 2017 at Sydney’s International Convention Centre.
Torrens University Australia was stationed at the event to engage in real conversations with teachers, academics, parents, and people who work in the education environment. Our Education team Mick Grimley, Dean; Tim Moss, Program Director; and Emma Donaldson, Lecturer, were all truly inspired by hearing stories about the challenges that people face in their everyday lives.
A clear takeaway message from the expo was the need for people to gain real insight into understanding mental health and autism so they can make a positive impact in the lives of others.
“This is exactly why we designed our mental health and autism courses with a ‘person first’ approach,” says Mick Grimley, Torrens University’s Dean of Education. “This focus on people gives you the opportunity to hear from a range of individuals who live with autism or face mental health challenges, providing real insight into their perspective and helping you to eliminate biases. You gain a greater understanding and tools to make a real change.”
Equipping people to make real change was the main motivation behind providing our prize – an “Introduction to Mental Health Conditions” short course. We hope that by providing a different approach to mental health education, we can raise awareness and drive change in the field.
We look forward to welcoming Renee into the ranks of our new students!
Torrens University Australia currently offers a range of short and postgraduate online courses in Mental Health, Autism, Special Education and Innovation & Change.
Make a lifelong impact, study at Torrens University Australia. Find out more at torrens.edu.au/courses/education