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Positive Psychiatry and Mental Health

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.

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Rating 4.8 based on 159 ratings
Length 6 weeks
Starts Jul 17 (11 weeks ago)
Cost $49
From The University of Sydney via Coursera
Instructor Sonia Kumar
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Language English
Subjects Science
Tags Life Sciences Medicine And Healthcare Basic Science

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I liked the content of the course - the modules and lesson were following each other in a logical way creating a picture about mental health issues and how to manage those.

I found this course not only to be personally beneficial but the breadth of information was invaluable in pursuing my interest in positive mental health.

This course was recommended to me by a health professional and I found it really helpful to understand the different mental health conditions and useful ways of managing my mental health.

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Great foundational course for an overview of discourses in the field of Mental Health and the growing field of positive psychiatry.

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There are a number of perpsectives on mental health covered in the program, some I have only discovered through this course.

I have been trying to educate myself about my own mental health, and found that I would get lost in the sea of information available.

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Teachers and Lectures are so awesome, it helps to improve and think the mental health from a different perspective.

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Many thanks to Dr Sonia Kumar and all the lecturers who have successfully put together such an amazing course, imparting their wealth of knowledge and expertise in the field of " Positive Psychiatry and Mental Health".

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Thank you :) The course of Positive Psychiatry and Mental Health provided by the University of Sydney is a helpful course for individuals who work in the medical profession and other allied medical professions but for scientific lay people as well.

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I would highly recommend this course to anyone looking to educate themselves around mental health, wellbeing and the art of Happiness This has been a great introduction to Positive Psychology and Psychiatry, and has left me curious to learn more in this area.

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An overview of related careers and their average salaries in the US. Bars indicate income percentile.

Unlicensed Mental Health Professional/ Mental Health Specialist $33k

Mental Health Professional 4 $45k

Mental Health Counselor 6 $45k

Mental Health Aid $46k

Health Educator (Mental Health) $48k

Mental Health Instructor $50k

Mental Health Practioner $50k

Mental Health Counselor 2 3 $50k

Mental Health Aide $52k

Mental Health Therapist 4 $56k

mental health 3 $66k

Mental Health APRN $82k

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Rating 4.8 based on 159 ratings
Length 6 weeks
Starts Jul 17 (11 weeks ago)
Cost $49
From The University of Sydney via Coursera
Instructor Sonia Kumar
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Science
Tags Life Sciences Medicine And Healthcare Basic Science

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