Sustaining your mental health practice (8ALF005)

Sustaining your mental health practice (8ALF005)

Level ~ Graduate Certificate
Teaching period ~ Semester 1
Type ~ Lifespan Unit

This unit explores basic understandings and practices required for effective and sustainable practice in the mental health sector. This includes reflective and evidence-based practice as well as the role of supervision.

This unit starts from 03 May and finishes on 05 June 2021.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the unit, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of the relationship between evidence-based practice and sustainable mental health care practice;
  • Demonstrate reflective practice in examining the impacts upon sustaining personal wellbeing and professional practice in the mental health sector of values, biases and beliefs within the sector; and
  • Examine the role of supervision in contributing to the promotion of high professional standards; facilitating self-awareness and transparent communication.


Weekly Schedule
Week 1 Evidence-based practice
Week 2 The power of reflection
Week 3 Reflective practice and supervision
Week 4 Self care and burnout
Week 5 Maintaining your practice