Examines mental health and introduces students to lived experiences of mental distress and recovery. Explores mental health promotion, and strategies for effectively supporting people living with mental distress and their loved ones. Critically analyses the extent to which mental health legislation, policy and practice enables citizenship and social inclusion.
- The discourse of mental health
- Lived experiences of mental distress and recovery
- Explanatory frameworks for mental distress
- Citizenship and social inclusion
- Mental health practice approaches
- Mental health legislation and policy.
- The mental health sector and the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
- Promoting mental health and wellbeing across the lifespan
- Mental health re-imagined
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||investigate the diverse lived experiences of people living with mental distress and their recovery journeys||Intellectual rigour|
|2||demonstrate an understanding of how the most common expressions of mental distress are diagnosed and analyse the diverse explanatory frameworks for mental distress||Intellectual rigour|
|3||critically analyse and reflect on mental health practice and demonstrate an understanding of how to effectively support people with lived experience of mental distress and their loved ones||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||understand, navigate & critically evaluate the mental health service system..||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||critically evaluate how legislation and policy influences the theoretical frameworks and practices used in mental health organisations||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
- Bland, R, Renouf, N & Tullgren, A, 2015, Social Work Practice in Mental Health, 2nd edn, Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest, NSW. ISBN: 9781743314753.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2019 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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