Mental Health Awareness
A unique short online course to begin a journey into understanding mental health challenges and how to respond appropriately and support those around you experiencing distress or crises. The module covers depression, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, psychosis and substance use problems. A range of crises are reviewed from suicidal thoughts and behaviours, self-injury, panic attacks, traumatic events, acute effects from substance use, and psychotic states to aggressive behaviours. You'll gain an understanding of the signs and symptoms of the mental health challenges that far too many of us must cope with in society today, whether directly or indirectly, as well as understand the support that has been shown to be effective in research. Drawn from an extensive array of government and not-for-profit agencies and their resources from amazing agencies like Beyond Blue, American Mental Health, Black Dog, Conversations Matter, as well as other global agencies including Our World Data and WHO. This module will bring together the best information and resources from around.
NOTE: This module is one of three that make up the unit, Physical Emotional Mental Health, in the our Advanced Certificate of Nutrition & Health Coaching). This module is NOT an elective in the Advanced Certificate of Nutrition & Health Coaching.
A growing tide of disconnection is all our concern
The prevalence of mental health issues across the globe continues to rise and alarm, as we become more disaffected, more dis-connected, more solitary we face challenges around anxiety, depression and other mental health problems. In Australia alone it is estimated that 14% of people suffer with anxiety, 6% from depression and the rates of suicide in certain groups continues to grow, year-on-year. Across the board some 20% of Australians experience some form of mental illness, and Australian statistics tend to mirror many Western countries. Australia's trends tend to mirror most western countries.