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To support the growing demand for both mental health services and mental health understanding in these challenging times, the Health Education and Training Institute (HETI Higher Education) is offering free access to a unit from its Mental Health courses.
The free unit can be taken for professional development or as an entry into a course in mental health. It is suitable for those with clinical and non-clinical backgrounds.

Mental Health, Mental Ill Health and Suicide (8ALK001)

Availability: All teaching periods
Type: Lifespan Unit

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.

Learning Outcomes

  • Define and describe mental health, mental ill health and suicide as core paradigms with demonstration of the interfaces that exist between them.

  • Describe and assess the implications of recovery, enablement and trauma while considering biopsychosocial understandings of mental ill health.

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Rhonda - ED

Regardless of your own experience, collective growth lies in a shift toward values-based priorities [...] This kind of reflection is leading many to consider the critical importance of good mental health.

Rhonda Loftus | Executive Director, Mental Health and Higher Education

"The learning environment of HETI’s online training was underpinned by the principles of adult learning. It was interactive, flexible, relevant, applicable to practice and conducted in a supportive environment."

Katrina Shade | HETI Higher Education Graduate

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At HETI Higher Education your learning will be enriched by:


  • An emphasis on applying skills to your unique practice setting

  • Flexible and supported online learning environment

  • Recovery-oriented, contemporary, evidence-based curriculum

  • Diverse interdisciplinary learning community

  • Responsive student support – we’re small enough to know you personally

  • A choice of study options, including: award or professional development

  • pathways and the option to study single units

  • Scholarships and student representation opportunities

  • FEE-HELP loans for eligible students


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