University of Technology Sydney

96321 Collaborative and Integrative Mental Health Care

6cp; 3 x 1-1.5hr (online, e.g. zoom), 15-20 hours per week (self-directed study and participation in module activities); availability: online coursework degrees students only
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.


This subject is designed to introduce students to contemporary understandings of mental health, wellbeing, and mental health issues and their relationship to the provision of holistic healthcare. Students explore the prevalence of mental health issues in the Australian community, including experiences of anxiety, depression, substance use, co-existing physical health concerns, suicidality, and self-harm, and the impacts for individuals, their families and/or significant others. The subject examines the recovery model of mental health care that focuses on lived experiences of mental health issues and personal recovery, inherent in national frameworks and policies. The development of the skills of collaborative, clinician-consumer partnerships and advanced therapeutic communication, necessary for integrated mental health assessment and care are applied to students’ current clinical practice in the healthcare sector.

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