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Required Positive Psychiatry and Mental Health

By The University of Sydney via Coursera (20 Hours)

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    COURSE DESCRIPTION
    In today’s world, mental illness and distress are common and these account for a significant burden of disability within our community. At the same time, there is a growing interest in understanding and enhancing positive mental health and wellbeing; particularly from developments in the fields of positive psychology and mental health promotion. Positive Psychiatry is a new term (Jeste et al 2016) that describes a dual approach to mental health, where we build strengths, supports and healthy lifestyles as well as treating illness and distress. In this course, we will explore different aspects of good mental health as well as provide an overview of the major kinds of mental disorders, their causes, treatments and how to seek help and support. The course will feature a large number of Australian experts in psychiatry, psychology and mental health research, and we will also hear from “lived experience experts”, people who have lived with mental illness, and share their personal stories of recovery. We take an evidence-based approach to a range of strategies that anyone can use to enhance their own mental health and that of others, from exercise and relaxation techniques through to the role of love, relationships and 'good' types of work. We cover topics from creativity and yoga through to psychiatric medications and psychotherapies.

    Length: 20 Hours
    Effort: 5 hours per week
    Price: FREE (Add a verified certificate for £36)
    Provider: The University of Sydney via Coursera
    Subject: Healthcare
    Level: Intermediate
    Languages: English
    Instructors: Sonia Kumar

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