In this course, we take a step back to look at the big picture – what is mental health and what are the ways we can think about it? We’ll dive into language – its importance, impact and how it shapes people’s views around mental health. We’re going to explore different lived and professional perspectives to think about what challenges and shapes our own ideas on mental health. We’re also going to look at how mental health has changed over time and even think about what it might look like in the future.

Is there a RIGHT way to think about mental health?

What might we think in the future looking back?

How do you support people when you don’t agree with their views?

What shapes how we all understand mental health?

This event will cover:

  • Different perspectives about mental health
  • How ideas about mental health have changed over time
  • How to support and sit with different views of mental health
  • The impact of language in mental health


  • Danny Cheah (Child & Adolescent Consultant Psychiatrist) — Alfred Child and Youth Mental Health Services
  • Deborah Warner (Carer Peer Worker) — Headspace Frankston
  • Sarah Aoun-Walker (Peer Worker) — Headspace Frankston

Eligibility criteria

Our courses are free, and they're for everyone!

Categories: Capability 10 - Delivering compassionate care, support and treatment, Capability 11 - Promoting prevention, early intervention and help-seeking, Capability 12 - Supporting system navigation, partnerships and collaborative care, Capability 13 - Enabling reflective and supportive ways of working
Disciplines: Allied Health, Lived Experience Workforce, Medical, Nursing, Other
Levels: Introductory, Intermediate
Lifespans: Adolescent, Youth, Adult

Wednesday 29 May 2024
10:00 to 15:00
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