Not currently available in 2020

Unit description

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.

Unit content

  1. The discourse of mental health
  2. Lived experiences of mental distress and recovery
  3. Explanatory frameworks for mental distress
  4. Citizenship and social inclusion
  5. Mental health practice approaches
  6. Mental health legislation and policy
  7. The mental health sector and the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
  8. Promoting mental health and wellbeing across the lifespan
  9. Mental health re-imagined

Learning outcomes

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

Teaching and assessment


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Fee information


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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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