The Graduate Certificate in Mental Health in Health Professions is offered by La Trobe University.
Program Length: 6 MONTHS.
As we respond to the challenges of a changing world, mental health is in the spotlight. Rapid changes to our social fabric have created significant challenges for individuals and their communities. All elements of our healthcare system urgently need professionals with skills and expertise to promote individual and community mental health.La Trobe's Graduate Certificate in Mental Health has been carefully designed to meet that need and give you a deeper understanding of mental health theory and clinical practice. In this course, you will develop vital assessment skills and practical skills to support clients and patients with mental health concerns.When you graduate, you'll be better equipped to plan, implement and evaluate mental health practices and work in multidisciplinary teams. You'll use an evidence-based approach to prevent, detect and manage mental illness, and create a healthier society through mental health promotion.CAREER OUTCOMESOur Graduate Certificate will prepare you for clinical practice working with individuals with concomitant mental health concerns, as well as mental health roles in government, major private and public hospitals, research centres and health clinics, including:
- Mental health clinician
- Support people experiencing mental health issues using evidence-based psychological interventions.
- Mental health nurse
- If you are a registered nurse, this graduate certificate can give you the expertise to specialise in mental healthcare.