Each year 1 in 5 Australians will experience a mental illness. Many people are not knowledgeable or confident to offer assistance, despite their desire to do so. This unit will teach you the skills to help someone you're concerned about – whether it be a friend, family member, patient, client, employee or colleague - and also identify and respond to your own mental health needs in a trauma-informed, evidence-based manner.
|Unit name||Mental Health Intervention Skills|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Psychological Sciences
|Coordinator||Doctor Amy Washington|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- Classify mental health symptoms to identify the signs of mental distress in yourself and others
- Design and implement appropriate mental health first aid skills to manage distress of self and others
- Integrate research evidence into decision-making processes regarding mental health first aid management strategies
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
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3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
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PrerequisitesCompletion of 25 credit points at 100 level
Online class 2hrs per week
|Assessment||Self-Reflection Journal (30%)|Skills Demonstration (35%)|Case Study (35%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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