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Online Course

'Talk to me': Managing Study, Stress, and Mental Health at University

Curtin University via edX

Overview

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

Syllabus

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

Taught by

Ben Milbourn, Craig Thompson, Sonya Girdler, Frank Zimmerman and Viktor Kacic

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