EDU8504 Mental Health Promotion and Intervention in Education Contexts
|Short Description:||Mntl Hlth Prom & Inter Edu Con|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Education|
|Student contribution band :||National Priority - Teaching|
|ASCED code :||079999 - Education not elsewhere classi|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
EDU8504 aims to assist helping professionals working in education contexts to develop an in depth, working understanding of the complex ecology of human social emotional wellbeing and the key approaches to prevention and intervention related to mental health problems and illness in education settings. The course is designed for professionals who are working in education contexts and who occupy student welfare related roles. This includes early childhood, primary and secondary school teachers, school counsellors, guidance officers, chaplains, school health nurses, social workers, child protection officers and psychologists.
The course applies an ecological, contextual, systems-oriented approach to analyse contemporary theoretical positions to account for the increasing prevalence of mental health problems and illness, and the impacts on the development and functioning of children, young people and families. A whole of organisation mental health promotion model, based on the Health Promoting Schools framework is explored to identify and generate universal, targeted and intense support processes and options that can be directly applied to the student's current professional practice. A case management model is offered to support the process of providing intensive support options for students with high support needs.