Introduction to Mental Health Conditions

Explore the evolution of Mental Health and how you can help make a difference

The suites of short courses serve as Professional Development opportunities for teachers across Australia. They also provide tasters and pathways into Torrens Education courses and to serve the wider community in areas of need.

This is the first subject in our Graduate Certificate of Education (Mental Health). It would be offered as a standalone subject without any alterations and in line with regular offerings of this subject. Students passing all assessments in this subject would be awarded a Torrens Certificate of Achievement that could be utilized for credit in appropriate Torrens Education courses.

In this short course, students are introduced to a range of mental health conditions. The person first approach is used in this subject to introduce the problem solving skills required when supporting an individual with anxiety, depression and eating disorders.


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Workload and Assessment

No. of timetabled hours per week:

It is expected that the subject involves 10 hours of study per week, comprising 3 hours of facilitated study and 7 hours self-directed study.

Typical assessment includes:

Assessments within the short courses in Education vary in submission outcome, including (but not limited to) practical assignments, research projects, presentations and reports.

Subject Information

Students are introduced to a range of Mental Health conditions, understanding the complexity and interrelatedness between the challenges associated within each. The person first approach is used in this subject to introduce the problem solving skills required when supporting an individual with Mental Health conditions. Students interact with a range of experiential perspectives of Mental Health, using interviews and scenarios to develop the person first approach. A range of perspectives, experiences, challenges and aspirations in the Mental Health community creates a platform for students to examine both the community and their own bias, prejudice and assumptions. Further, the range of carers involved in Mental Health conditions is considered for a deeper awareness of the impact of the conditions.

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