Youth Mental Health

Reshape the statistics in youth mental health
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Make a positive impact on the one in five young minds suffering from mental ill-health, with the only graduate course of its kind in the world.

Make a real difference to the lives and mental health of young people

  • Understand major theories relevant to youth mental health
  • Learn best-practice ways of engaging and assessing young people
  • Examine major non-psychotic disorders and interventions

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Youth Mental Health Program

With youth mental health issues on the rise, there is increasing demand for health and community workers to have the skills and knowledge to improve the mental health of young people.

Mission Australia has found that 1 in 5 young people suffer a serious mental health issue and the rate of suicide by young Australians is the highest it has been in 10 years.*

These unique courses will expose you to a body of knowledge that will help you to understand the foundational principles, key content areas and recent developments in the discipline of youth mental health. You will gain the skills and tools needed to focus your practice and make a meaningful difference to the lives of young people.

As a student of this unique course you will:

  • Gain unparalleled comprehension in the area of youth mental health to become a leader in the field
  • Acquire the specialist skills needed to work effectively with young people
  • Positively impact the youth mental health sector with the latest best-practice methodologies.

The University of Melbourne’s Youth Mental Health program is designed and delivered in partnership with the Centre for Youth Mental Health and Orygen: The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health, are the only courses in Australia which are offered completely online.

While studying the Youth Mental Health program you are offered a choice of exit pathways. This means you can choose to finish with either a Graduate Certificate in Youth Mental Health, or Graduate Diploma in Youth Mental Health or progress to a Master of Youth Mental Health.

*Mission Australia, Youth Mental Health Report 2017