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About this course

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This short course is a German-Australian collaboration developed in response to the growing need to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and understanding to recognise, identify and respond to mental health challenges in themselves and others. The course is primarily for university students and those working in the tertiary education and local community sectors.

We are grateful to the following organisations for their contribution to and continued support of this MOOC:

  • Healthway Western Australia
  • The Australian and New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators
  • Curtin University Teaching Excellence Fund
  • Australia-Germany Joint Research Cooperation Scheme - Universities Australia

What you'll learn

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In this course, you will:

  • Develop a clearer understanding of what mental health is
  • Learn how best to recognise and respond to mental health concerns, such as negative thoughts and behaviours, in yourself and others

Module 1: Mental fitness

By the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • Explain what mental health is
  • Identify and explain contributing factors to suicide and poor mental health
  • Understand the impact of stress on mental health
  • Understand your own mental fitness

Module 2: Cognitive-behavioural strategies to increase mental fitness

By the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • Explain why we worry
  • Identify and explain contributing factors to negative thinking
  • Understand how to apply the ABC model

Meet your instructors

Ben Milbourn
Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Health Sciences
Curtin University
Craig Thompson
Curtin University
Sonya Girdler
Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences
Curtin University
Frank Zimmerman
Clinical Psychologist
Klinikum Aschaffenburg, Alzenau, Germany

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