The University of Sydney
Positive Psychiatry and Mental Health
The University of Sydney

Positive Psychiatry and Mental Health

Taught in English

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Sonia Kumar

Instructor: Sonia Kumar

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19 hours to complete
3 weeks at 6 hours a week
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There are 5 modules in this course

Welcome to the MOOC! Get yourself acquainted. This module is about positive mental health, stress and recovery, and some of the important findings from Aristotle through to recent research on the correlates to happiness.

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8 videos8 readings1 quiz1 app item

This module is about the body and mind. We will learn about the central importance of physical health and lifestyle, and how exercise can be used as an evidence-based treatment for common mental health conditions. We will cover basic relaxation and mindfulness strategies, as well as personality strengths, and how to identify your own strengths.

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9 videos9 readings1 peer review1 app item

Mental health has sometimes been described simply as the capacity to love and to work. Psychiatry still uses similar concepts today. In this module, we talk about love and work, and introduce the complementary ideas of rest and play. We hear about attachment theory, social connections and the ancient wisdom of Australian Aboriginal views on wellbeing. We discuss the importance of contributing and here you find out whether or not work is good for you.

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9 videos7 readings1 peer review

In this module, we cover the major categories of mental illness: their symptoms, causes and treatments. This includes the more common conditions such as anxiety, depression and addictions, as well as less common mental illnesses such as psychosis, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

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10 videos11 readings1 peer review1 app item

In this module, we will detail some of the many paths to recovery. From early intervention through the philosophy of personal recovery, consumer support networks, creative arts as therapy as well as spiritual and religious practices.

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10 videos3 readings1 quiz1 app item

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Sonia Kumar
The University of Sydney
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