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Whether clinician or concerned community member, improving mental health and wellbeing and reducing deaths from suicide requires common understanding of core paradigms. Unless we talk the same language, we cannot contribute constructively to the integrated care Australian Mental Health policy aspires to, and Australians need. This unit introduces the learner to key concepts of mental health and wellbeing, mental ill health, mental illness and suicide. It then unpacks core paradigms used to understand these experiences and establish goals of individuals and services: recovery, enablement, trauma informed care, biopsychosocial approaches and suicide prevention.
Upon completion of the unit, students will be able to: