Understanding mental health
Learn how to recognise the signs of mental health challenges and how to respond with empathy, while keeping safe.
Mental health is an essential aspect of wellbeing, yet each year one in five Australians aged 16 to 85 experience a mental health disorder, and even more face significant challenges to their mental health. This course explores:
- Key concepts in mental wellbeing.
- The factors that contribute positively and negatively to mental health.
- The most common health concerns in Australia, their symptoms and their effects on individuals, families and the wider community.
- How to recognise the signs that someone may be experiencing challenges to their mental health.
- How to respond with empathy, while keeping ourselves and others safe.
This course will also discuss the history of stigma surrounding mental illness in Australia, and the ongoing myths and misconceptions that affect people’s experience of mental illness and our own response. Working from a recovery-oriented model, this course will explore the role we all can play in supporting and promoting recovery in those facing mental health concerns, as well as strategies for maintaining our own wellbeing when responding to others.
This course is a two-hour, self-paced eLearning program through the Go1 Platform.