Master of Youth Mental Health

      Course overview

      • 3 years part time
      • Online
      • Available to domestic and international students.
      • Start Year Intake - March and Mid Year Intake - July


      The Master of Youth Mental Health is the only graduate program in Australia that is dedicated entirely to youth mental health . It 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. In your final year, you will have the opportunity to complete a substantial research project under the guidance of a supervisor.

      Delivered fully online, the Master of Youth Mental Health is designed to be taken part-time over three years, providing the flexibility and support needed for busy professionals to fit study around existing work commitments.

      Course aims

      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 in the lives and outcomes of young people.

      Who this course is 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:

      • Psychiatrist
      • General practitioner
      • Psychologist
      • Nurse
      • Occupational therapist
      • Social worker
      • Youth worker

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