MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING

EDU3MHW

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students develop an understanding of the complex contexts that surround mental health and wellbeing issues for children and adolescents in schools. An approach based on risk and resilience is explored. Case studies relating to mental health challenges for individuals are investigated. Focus areas include but are not limited to trauma, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, conduct disorders and obsessive and compulsive disorders. Focus areas are used to advance understanding of students' thoughts, beliefs, feelings about complex contexts that arise in their life experiences, and their presenting behaviours. Whole school and individualised approaches to prevention and well-being are analysed.



SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMary Keeffe

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate an understanding of the key terminology, concepts, and issues relating to mental health and well-being in schools and across the wider community, as well as the well-being implications of the school, family and wider community relationship.

Activities:
1. Analysis of a school focused mental health and wellbeing programs 2. Workshop Journal: Tasks that blend independent online and class based group activities 3. Workshop Lecture presentations 4. Guest speaker presentations

02. Demonstrate an understanding of the contribution schooling can and does make towards both the status and the balance of young people's mental health and well-being needs and strategies teachers can use to help students manage challenging behaviours.

Activities:
1. Analysis of a school focused mental health and wellbeing programs 2. Developing problem solving responses to a case study scenarios 3. Workshop Journal: Tasks that blend independent online and class based group activities 4. Workshop Lecture presentations 5. Guest speaker presentations

03. Demonstrate understanding of prevailing mental health and well-being promotion frameworks pertinent to schools and educators.

Activities:
1. Analysis of a school focused mental health and wellbeing programs 2. Workshop Journal: Tasks that blend independent online and class based group activities 3. Workshop Lecture presentations 4. Guest speaker presentations

04. Apply professional practices and strategies that can contribute to improved mental health, well-being and learning outcomes for young people, and that are inclusive of a schools' ethos and environment, curriculum provision, teaching and learning, partnerships and services, through a problem-solving response to a case study.

Activities:
1. Developing problem solving responses to a case study scenarios 2. Workshop Journal: Tasks that blend independent online and class based group activities 3. Workshop Lecture presentations

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMary Keeffe

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Plus one hour of online learning per week"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Report: A problem solving response to a case study.35 02, 04
Report: Analysis of a school focused mental health and wellbeing program.50 01, 02, 03
Workshop Journal15 01, 02, 03, 04