Graduate Diploma in Youth Mental Health
- 2 years part time
- Available to domestic and international students.
- Start Year Intake - March and Mid Year Intake - July
The Graduate Diploma in Youth Mental Health has been developed in close consultation with Orygen, the National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health, a global leader of research in the field. As a student, you will have access to expert knowledge and the latest theory, research and evidence-based approaches in this specialised and rapidly-evolving area of mental health.
You will gain a comprehensive understanding of development in young people, and discuss the impacts of psychotic, non-psychotic, behavioural and mood disorders. You will learn best-practice engagement, assessment and intervention approaches and enhance your existing abilities when working with young people in a therapeutic or clinical context.
Delivered online, this two-year, part-time course provides the flexibility and support needed for busy professionals to fit study around existing work commitments.
Orygen estimates that one million young Australians experience mental ill-health and there is high demand for skilled practitioners to meet this need. The course is designed to strengthen the mental health workforce nationally and internationally. As a graduate, you will be well-placed to pursue career opportunities in the field and be able to make a difference to the lives and outcomes of young people.
Who is this course for?
This course is suitable for health professionals working across a range of community and clinical settings who are looking to enhance or focus their skills and capacity to work with young people in creative ways. You may be a:
- General practitioner
- Occupational therapist
- Social worker
- Youth worker
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