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Unit of Study MHNS6002 Mental Health in Community, Non-Government and Primary Health Settings (2024)

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Learning outcomes

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

identify and critique the policy context and funding mechanisms which support mental health service and support provision in the community, primary care and non-government organisation sectors

critically explore the underpinning assumptions and ideology of models of service delivery in the primary care and NGO sector and how these impact on mental health outcomes for service users

critically review the effectiveness of mental health programmes and community based interventions and prescribe plans of care for vulnerable or priority service user groups

critically discuss the role of ‘lived experience’ of mental illness and distress in informing policy and practice of mental health care including mutual self-help, peer support and advocacy

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Structured online learning (6 wks)
Critical review40%

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