Mental Health and Wellness

Subject code MH914
Lecturer Dr Elizabeth King
Delivery mode Online, self-directed
Duration 10 weeks
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Subject Overview

A state of wellbeing is defined as every individual having the opportunity to realise their own potential, cope with the normal stresses of life, work productively and fruitfully and make a contribution to their community. Rapidly evolving knowledge based on a person’s lived experience, research evidence and the emergence of new technologies are forcing revision of historical truths, beliefs, traditions and approaches to mental health and wellness.

This subject explores recent developments in our understanding of mental health and wellbeing, including severe challenges to mental health, the impact on the lives of people having these experiences and their families, and how people can recover and go on to flourish in life.


Learning Outcomes

  1. Critically discuss and analyse attitudes and responses to mental health and severe challenges to mental health.
  2. Analyse severe challenges to mental health and the impact on the individual, family, carers and society.
  3. Synthesise and articulate approaches to mental health and wellness, including positive perspectives, strengths-based approach, facilitation of recovery and resilience.
  4. Critically analyse the process of assessment and diagnosis for a range of serious mental health disorders.



  • Assessment 1: Quizzes (40%)
  • Assessment 2: Literature Review (60%)


Offering a high degree of flexibility, our online courses can be studied full or part-time. Our courses are designed for health and wellness professionals, counsellors, educators, and other leaders who are balancing a work schedule and already have an undergraduate degree. Enrol now or at a time that suits you.