Coursework

Master of Youth Mental Health

Where will this take me?

Overview

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for health professionals working across a range of community and clinical settings. Whether you are a psychiatrist, general practitioner, psychologist, nurse, occupational therapist, social worker or youth worker, this course will help you gain a deep understanding of the latest developments and evidence-based approaches in youth mental health.

Career outcomes

As a student of this unique course, you will gain the skills and knowledge to become a leader in the field. You will enhance your capacity to work effectively with young people and your specialised body of knowledge will help advance your career and ensure you remain at the forefront of the discipline.

Pathways to further study

The Master of Youth Mental Health is part of a nested program of courses, meaning you may choose to exit with a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma after one or two years of study, respectively.

Profile

Miranda Sollychin

Miranda completed her Doctor of Medicine at the University of Melbourne, before studying the Master of Youth Mental Health in 2017.

The Master of Youth Mental Health is a fun, exciting new Masters program that gets you involved with many different health professionals. You get to learn from the best and the brightest on this new and upcoming field that will change the way we view mental health as a whole – plus it's online!

Youth mental health is an incredible new field that has a huge emphasis on early intervention and prevention, as well as positive psychology that not only focuses on symptom reduction but building on a young person’s strengths and abilities.

Why did you decide to study the master of youth mental health?

I have had some initial exposure from my medical degree and research about youth mental health, but I definitely feel that it has been an area that is overlooked. Youth mental health is an incredible new field that has a huge emphasis on early intervention and prevention, as well as positive psychology that not only focuses on symptom reduction but building on a young person’s strengths and abilities. It is a modern way of approaching a patient, and not only can we use this to help the many young adults in need of help, but it helps the practitioners develop invaluable skills that can be applied to any future patients.

What do you like most about the course?

I really appreciate that the course is online and tailored to working professionals who can only commit part-time. Even though the course is online, the coordinators are amazing and put in a lot of effort to make the subjects feel interactive.

What have been the highlights of your time studying?

It has been a wonderful experience interacting with many different health professionals from varying fields. We have everybody from occupational therapists, psychologists, teachers, doctors, nurses, social workers and speech pathologists, to say the least. We all come from very different perspectives but have come together to share a common interest and learn as much as we can!