Graduate Certificate in Youth Mental Health

      What will I study?


      The Graduate Certificate in Youth Mental Health has been developed by the University of Melbourne’s Centre for Youth Mental Health in collaboration with Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health, to build the capacity of the youth mental health workforce both nationally and internationally. The Graduate Certificate in Youth Mental Health is possibly the only graduate program in Australia that is dedicated entirely to youth mental health. The launch of this new course and content reflects contemporary developments in the field.

      The program is designed for health-care professionals working in a range of clinical and community contexts. It covers major theoretical frameworks in the area including the various ways in which the transition to adulthood underscores young people’s vulnerability to mental illness, and established frameworks regarding the causes, symptoms and best-practice interventions for non-psychotic mental illnesses experienced by young people.

      Students are also introduced to tailored engagement and assessment approaches to augment their existing skills when working with young people in a therapeutic or clinical context.

      Who Should Apply

      Health professionals requiring structured learning and/or professional development specifically tailored to enhance their capacity to work gainfully with young people experiencing mental ill-health, across a breadth of community and clinical settings.

      The learning content is of direct relevance to a wide range of health-care professionals, including psychiatrists, general practitioners, psychologists, nurses, occupational therapists, social workers and youth workers.

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