Online Training Modules

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Our training modules enable you to access contemporary approaches to the understanding and treatment of youth mental health issues. Offered through our interactive web-based learning platform, our online courses are:

  • Accessible when and where you want

  • Informed by the latest research in youth mental health

Follow the links below to log in and access one of our online courses.

Introductory training modules

Our introductory training modules provide you with a short overview of the latest approaches to key youth mental health issues. These modules take approximately 15 minutes to complete. All our introductory online modules are free.

  • Sexual health, sexuality and mental wellbeing in young people

    Sexuality and sexual health are particularly important to young people’s mental health and wellbeing. This module will provide introductory information and clinical practice points in relation to sexual health when working with young people in mental health settings.

    Who is this course for?
    This module is designed for mental health and other clinicians who work with young people and would like to learn more about sexuality, gender diversity and sexual health and how these relate to mental health and wellbeing.

    What will you learn in this course?

    • Describe key terms related to sexual health, sexuality and gender diversity

    • Describe the key elements of sexual health

    • Understand the rationale for addressing sexual health in youth mental health settings

    • Increase knowledge of strategies to use in clinical practice

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  • An introduction to Anxiety Disorders and young people

    Anxiety disorders are one of the most common types of mental health disorders, and population surveys in Australia identify managing anxiety as a top priority for young people. This module will provide and introduction to anxiety disorders experienced by young people.

    Who is this course for? 
    This module is designed for young people who experience anxiety, their family, and friends. It is also suitable for people who work with young people experiencing anxiety disorders who would like to learn more about its prevalence, presentation, risks and how to seek and refer for help.

    What will you learn in this course?

    • Describe common types of anxiety disorders and consider possible implications for young people as they transition into adulthood

    • Explain the prevalence rates of anxiety disorder for young people in Australia for males and females

    • Develop a better understanding of the range of effective treatments available in Australia, and how to choose between them.

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  • Healthy relationships and mental wellbeing in young people

    This module looks at why healthy peer relationships (defined in this case as relationships with friends as well as sexual or romantic relationships) are important for mental wellbeing in young people. After establishing the need for promoting healthy relationships in young people, the module will briefly address signs of healthy and unhealthy relationships, how to assess relationships and how to help young people develop healthy relationships with their peers.

    Who is this course for?
    This module is designed for use by professionals working with young people.

    What you will learn in this course?

    • Why healthy relationships are so integral to mental wellbeing for young people

    • Signs of healthy and unhealthy relationships

    • Identifying risk in relationships

    • Promoting healthy relationships in young people

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  • Managing difficult emotions: Young people and anger

    This module is an introduction to assessing and managing anger presentations in help-seeking young people. It contains information that aims to increase knowledge and understanding of problematic anger in young people, and the importance of assessing and intervening in problematic anger.

    Who is this course for?
    This module is designed for professionals working in non-clinical workforces in youth mental health settings.

    What you will learn in this course?

    • Improved understanding of the prevalence of problematic anger and its impact on young people

    • Increased awareness of common myths and how these impact detection and access to treatment

    • Increased knowledge of the detection and assessment of problematic anger

    • Increased awareness of why early intervention is important for problematic anger

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  • Understanding Self-Harm - Where to begin for families and carers

    An introduction to understanding self-harm for families and carers. This course includes some young people’s stories about why they engaged in self-harm.

    Who is this course for? 
    Families and friends of a young person who self-harms and who would like to learn more about it.

    What will you learn in this course?

    • What self-harm is and its prevalence among young people

    • Why a young person might harm themselves

    • The importance of seeking help and how to do that.

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  • Introduction to Early Intervention for Borderline Personality Disorder

    An introduction to the principles of early intervention in Borderline Personality Disorder.

    Who is this course for?
    Professionals working with a young person with mental ill-health.

    What will you learn in this course?

    • The significant distress and dysfunction that is associated with borderline personality disorder

    • That diagnosing borderline personality disorder in adolescents and young adults is possible

    • That early intervention in borderline personality disorder is effective.

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  • Caring for a young person with Borderline Personality Disorder - Information for families and friends

    An introduction for families and friends helping young people with Borderline Personality Disorder.

    Who is this course for?
    Families and friends helping young people with borderline personality disorder.

    What will you learn in this course?

    • The relationship between normal adolescence and borderline personality disorder

    • How borderline personality disorder develops

    • Further resources and supports that are available.

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  • Treating complex depression in young people

    An introduction to managing complex depression in young people, potential complexities that can be present, and engaging young people in the treatment of complex depression.

    Who is this course for?
    Professionals working with a young person with mental ill-health.

    What will you learn in this course?

    • The prevalence and impact of severe depression and the complexities that can be present in young people

    • About the clinical practice guidelines

    • The key features of severe and complex depression and interactions with developmental stage

    • How cognitive-behavioural therapy can be adapted to address complexities. 

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