In mental health we are beginning to understand the value of exploring and being open to different ways of interpreting people’s experiences. It can be hard to navigate and make sense of the many different views we might encounter, or we might be challenged by views different to our own. The course offers space to listen to others ideas, to express your own, and consider helpful ways to communicate ideas about mental health. In participating, you also have the opportunity to draw on different frameworks to develop your own unique understanding of mental health and wellbeing.

Through this course, learners will:
• recognise that there are different ways of understanding ‘wellness’/‘unwellness’
• recognise the importance of choice and preference in regards to language when talking about mental health
• listen to and express perspectives
• explore the development of one perspective and the change in that perspective over time
• recognise the benefits and challenges of developing new understandings by taking elements from different frameworks
• explore their understandings of mental health


  • Lauren Van Krimpen (Education Specialist ) — discovery college
  • Danny Cheah (Psychiatrist) — Alfred Health Child & Youth Mental Health Services
  • Sam Shepherd (Expert by Lived Experience) — discovery college

Eligibility criteria

No eligibility criteria. Anyone can enrol & attend.

Categories: Consumer perspective, Recovery & supported decision making, Therapeutic theory & practice
Disciplines: Allied Health, Lived Experience Workforce, Medical, Nursing, Other
Levels: Introductory
Lifespans: Infant, Child, Adolescent, Youth, Adult, Older Persons

Thursday 23 January 2020
09:00 to 16:00
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