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07 May

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...

19 Jun

We’re going to think about the emotional, physical, cultural and societal ideas around drugs, alcohol and what it all means in relation to mental...

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Practical ways for mental health workers to align everyday practice with the human rights principles that underpin supported decision-making...


The rights and responsibilities of citizenship are available to all members of our society. Many people who experience mental illness or have had...


In Australia, recovery has become a core concept in mental health practice. It is referred to extensively in policy and service delivery documents...

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