Module 1: Introduction to Young People's Mental Health & Technology

This module describes the status of youth mental health in Australia, including prevalence and impact of mental illnesses and risk/protective factors. It summarises the characteristics of technology use by young people, including risks and benefits and demonstrates the potential of e-health platforms to identify and treat mental health problems in young people.

Developed by one of Australia’s leading child and adolescent psychologists, Dr Michael Carr-Gregg, and a team of experts, this world-first certificate is focused on how technology can be harnessed to provide best practice mental health and wellbeing care in the youth sector.

It offers an evidence-based curriculum, informed by innovative research by world-leading experts, as well as young people themselves.

Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health have partnered with the Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre to deliver this online training.

The full certificate is 28 hours in length, consisting of four online modules of approximately seven hours each, plus additional reading and self-study. The cost of each module is $275 (inc GST) and the cost of the full certificate (all four modules) is $1100 (inc GST).

There are no expectations of prior learning to complete this course except the intention of working with young people (suitable for teachers, coaches, community workers, police officers etc).