May 16, 2022
This course has given me great insight on mental health and how everything is related to it but it most importantly taught me how to be in control of my mental healh and maintain a positive psychiatry
Jul 21, 2022
I really enjoyed this course. I found the materail very releveant and useful both for myself, and my hope in working with other in the future. It was very comprehnsive and I loved taking this course.
By Alexander B•
Mar 3, 2021
Good course all in all, though rather basic. Basically you could learn all the info presented in the course via Wikipedia but obviously course is more engaging and learned info has higher chance to stick. Also you get a value-based approach, which promotes rights of people with experience of mental distress.
There is a problem with design of peer-grade assignments. It works for the review process making much easier to grade others but confuses a lot of people in regards to entering info.
Some links to the course readings are outdated. I hope authors will update both design of peer-grade assignments and links.
By Lynn D•
Oct 13, 2020
Great course. Moved right along. The course supported material I have studied over the past year and gave an "Australian" perspective. I'm from Canada so it was refreshing to see what another Commonwealth country was doing vis a vis mental health. I was very impressed with the set of Australian resources featured and the ease of accessibility. It was great to have such a wide variety of academics and professionals participating. Go Tina! So impressed with Recovery Philosophy and how Tina presented it through her position of Peer Educator as well as through her personal story. Thank you, TIna.
By Deleted A•
Feb 13, 2020
Good MOOC. The only reason i gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is that i would have liked tests on the knowledge for each week, instead of writing essayes and hopping to pass, based on other students. Although I passed all assignments (with 70%) and got 86.5% at the test (wish it was longer :D), again, I wanted more tests, it is the best way to asses your knowledge and learn from your mistakes. For example, one of the questions that I got right was thanks to a mistake I did when taking the in-video test. So, yes, tests are better than an essay.
By William N•
Dec 15, 2021
The lecture content was great and I learned a lot. However, the course suffered from: repetitive points made by different instructors, reading lists that were not well thought-out (some outdated links and basic websites), and assessments that were poorly laid out (i.e. in the response fields there would be multiple places to put your answer and the instructions were confusing). If the course had better formatting for assessments and cut out some of the repetition I would give it 5 stars.
By KIM S•
Nov 20, 2019
I learned a lot about what the constructs are within positive psychology. I really enjoyed the guest speakers and the lectures about strengths and happiness. Admittedly the "my story" part of the course was my least favorite and I would have liked it if the assignments could be submitted as an essay and not in little blocks. I would have enjoyed it to have a more academic/research structure in the assignment section as opposed to personal review/take away.
By Felicity M•
Mar 19, 2023
While the course content is great, the lack of interaction with course presenters, and other students is a missing element... sometimes we learn as much from others as those presenting
.Also the marking of assignments was very suboptimal with high variations, and no options for non completed assignments, and the section on the count confusing, were we to put the whole assignment there or just give an estimated word count.
By Gavin S•
Feb 10, 2021
I enjoyed this course, although the submission structure of the assessments was not well designed. I think that needs to be revisited. For instance, only one text field had rich text enabled. All the rest were plain text. The assessments themselves were very interesting and useful. I think reflective assessment are the most useful kind with MOOCs and I benefited from these greatly.
By Abhilash M S•
Jun 11, 2018
As I am suffering from a little bit of depression from nearly one year, I ended up taking this course. Though its not the best Scientific Psychiatry based course but it provides large number of tools, techniques & basic understanding of whats happening around. Its a simple yet highly useful course for people who are hunting for some metal peace & everyday based human flourishing.
By Diane N•
Nov 16, 2022
This course brought awareness of the importance of the voice of the individual in any recovery process. The importance of a social connection for anyone with a mental health issue is also vital to recovery as isolation and fear of being stigmatized are huge barriers to acceptance and recovery.
Hearing the stories of Tina brought immediacy and relevance to this MOOC.
By Cecilia M•
Aug 15, 2020
I found this course very helpful. The reason why I am giving it five stars is because the transcriptions of the videos are full of mistakes. Also, the links to the self-assessments did not work (at least not during the weeks I was taking the MOOC, and I verified this with a couple of colleagues) and I found no way to contact anyone to bring up this issue).
By Eleana B•
May 3, 2020
An overall useful course, well organized and presented. Broadens our knowledge and gives food for thought plus some key issues for further learning. My only disagreement is the grading system. It is nice to get involved into peer reviews BUT a professional/teacher should be the one to decide upon the correct review and the grading.
By Travis M•
Oct 4, 2020
Well-designed with lots of good information and references. My only criticism of the course is with regards to the almost total lack of interaction one has with other students. Even the peer-grading scheme is highly impersonal with little to no opportunities for connection or shared learning experiences.
By Diana M•
Jul 4, 2020
The course was challenging as I have very little knowledge of the subject and chose it to learn more. As a result, I learned a great deal through the online resources and video lectures. I would recommend the course to anyone interested in the subject of positive psychiatry and mental health.
By Cindy B•
May 27, 2021
I enjoyed lots about this course, i found the assessing others work was not fair as i was not coming from an understanding of the categories. Woudl have been helpful to have been given and explanation of the expectations on how to assess the grades as sections seemed to over lap.
Apr 3, 2021
It'is a very nice course but the system of notation by the peer are not very good, and often they give random notation without reading and taking care of the comprehension which is sometimes difficult from a langage to another.
And we have no possibilities to contact someone for a help
By Andrea C•
Sep 9, 2020
I really didn't like the fact other students were marking my work as I feel I was not properly marked on my last assignment. I spoke about two different topics and was marked as I only had one topic. one marker said I didn't have two topics and I did, so it's a bit frustrating.
By Alex R•
Aug 29, 2020
Excellent quality video lectures and readings. Loved the content and found it very practical. I didn't like how some of the questionnaires during the video lectures marked incorrect responses as correct. The format of the page where you submit assignments is not very intuitive.
By Rachel L•
Feb 1, 2023
- I liked the questions in the middle of the videos
- end-of-the-week assignments helped me reflect on what I have learnt
- I liked watching people talking about their experiences with their mental illness
- some technical issues encountered, e.g. some of the links do not work
By Sarah A•
Oct 20, 2019
I found this course extremely beneficial and totally worth it. The way it was designed to cover all the essential parts in positive psychiatry was perfectly put.
I think it should be a compulsory to any manager or leader to take it and add it to their degrees and courses.
By Sheema S•
May 1, 2018
Great foundational course for an overview of discourses in the field of Mental Health and the growing field of positive psychiatry. Course material and supplementary reading lists were very informative and easy to follow. Learned a lot and thoroughly enjoyed it!
By Rachel B•
Aug 3, 2017
I thought this course was very helpful and contained some great info. The only issue I had was that I completed a few of the exercises like the questionnaires and they wouldn't come up as completed. However as I was still able to com
By Andres J•
May 30, 2020
The course was amazing, it helps to someone who is having troubles in life. However, sometimes the course goes so deep in some topics, that for someone who is not professional in the subjects could be a bit difficult to understand.
By Kamlavathi M•
Sep 23, 2020
This course has been a great help to me in providing deep insight into Mental health and taught me about the ways to deal with mental health issues. The content is really informative and the resources provided are excellent!
By IOANNIS M•
Oct 13, 2019
this course taught me a lot about myself and how mental health is important for everyone. I would highly recommend this course to anyone looking to educate themselves around mental health, wellbeing and the art of Happiness
By Robert C•
Nov 25, 2020
An excellent course. Very well structured and expertly presented. Great essential and further reading lists. I would have given five stars, but felt the 'peer marking' element was not taken very seriously by some learners.