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Positive Psychiatry and Mental Health

The University of Sydney via Coursera

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  • Provider Coursera
  • Subject Health & Medicine
  • $ Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session In progress
  • Language English
  • Certificate Paid Certificate Available
  • Start Date
  • Duration 5 weeks long

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In today’s world, mental illness and distress are common and these account for a significant burden of disability within our community. At the same time, there is a growing interest in understanding and enhancing positive mental health and wellbeing; particularly from developments in the fields of positive psychology and mental health promotion. Positive Psychiatry is a new term (Jeste et al 2016) that describes a dual approach to mental health, where we build strengths, supports and healthy lifestyles as well as treating illness and distress.

In this course, we will explore different aspects of good mental health as well as provide an overview of the major kinds of mental disorders, their causes, treatments and how to seek help and support. The course will feature a large number of Australian experts in psychiatry, psychology and mental health research, and we will also hear from “lived experience experts”, people who have lived with mental illness, and share their personal stories of recovery.

We take an evidence-based approach to a range of strategies that anyone can use to enhance their own mental health and that of others, from exercise and relaxation techniques through to the role of love, relationships and 'good' types of work. We cover topics from creativity and yoga through to psychiatric medications and psychotherapies.

Taught by

Jo Lockwood and Sonia Kumar

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Reviews for Coursera's Positive Psychiatry and Mental Health
4.8 Based on 17 reviews

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James B
5.0 9 months ago
by James completed this course, spending 6 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
Excellent course. Thoroughly recommended (as I did to my doctor). I learnt a lot. Have done a couple similar courses and this is much more comprehensive and inciting. Could not finish in times allotted, so signed up twice again to complete. Didn't do any assignments (because I loath writing essays!) and did not interact with fellow students (my choice) so I didn't "pass". Found some difficulty with continuity of course esp with session timelines and thought I may have missed something so I disregarded deadlines and plowed on. Well worth repeating this course.
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Anonymous
5.0 9 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
I am very interested into positive psychology so taking this course on positive psychiatry was a must. I liked the content of the course - the modules and lesson were following each other in a logical way creating a picture about mental health issues and how to manage those. I also got plenty of research based tips how to improve my quality of life and be healthier. And last but not least I repeated some information that I will need for my final exam. I highly recommend this course to everyone.
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Ramy A
5.0 9 months ago
by Ramy completed this course.
I liked the course so much..I completed it with a grade of 92 %. It is very comprehensive and interesting for anyone who wish to help himself and others to live a better life. For me, I experienced some easy parts and some challenging parts of the course. I hope grading will be less strict about the word counts in essays..Away from this, I recommended the course to many friends in different countries. Finally, I thank everyone who shared in the preparation of the course.
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Ana A
5.0 9 months ago
by Ana completed this course.
I found this course not only to be personally beneficial but the breadth of information was invaluable in pursuing my interest in positive mental health. The video talks are interesting, punctuated with questions, to make sure you're paying attention, and I was able to put many of the recommendations into practice whilst also discussing some of the very interesting concepts with my peers. Thank you for a great course!
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Anonymous
5.0 9 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
This is the first and the best course I took. The load is just right. It is very applicable. It has helped myself, my family and my circle of community. Hoping that more and more people will benefit from this course. Two thumbs up for Ms Sonia Kumar for organising this course.
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Anonymous
1.0 8 months ago
Anonymous is taking this course right now.
Psychiatry is a fraud. They create imaginary diseases, expecting people to believe them and take psychiatric drugs for their financial gain. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/188VoU1PgPjamHaDMLuRkFLJcFH4rurO1xZzNhBireik/edit?usp=sharing

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Anonymous
5.0 9 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Great course. I learnt enormous amounts, with the addition of great readings to read later, plus enough practical assignments to consolidate my learnings. I thoroughly recommend it.
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James B
5.0 9 months ago
by James completed this course.
Excellent self-help course. Learnt a lot. Recommend highly (as I did to my doctor). Have done a couple of similar courses but this was more informative and different. Had to restart course 3 times because of difficulty keeping up with timeline. So I chose not to do the assignments ( I loath writing essays) and did not interact with fellow students. Also some problems with continuity, so disregarded reminders and plowed on. Will probably repeat it.
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Ana V
5.0 9 months ago
by Ana completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
Congratulations for this wonderful course!! I love how it helps to demystify mental illness and its consequences. Its positive and proactive approach, and the deep understanding that allows to acquire on the root causes of mental issues, and techniques to overcome and integrate them into a meaningful life, helps to trust the skills that all human beings show to grow, improve own life and help others to thrive.
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Anonymous
5.0 9 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
The course provides basic understanding in mental health, useful resources and comprehensive strategies to maintain a good quality of life. Lessons are designed in a logical and interactive way. Teaching staff is also very approachable and friendly. I highly recommend the course to everyone who needs it.
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Anonymous
5.0 9 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
This course was recommended to me by a health professional and I found it really helpful to understand the different mental health conditions and useful ways of managing my mental health. It was easy to complete but had really valuable information resources that I can keep for use after the course.
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Anonymous
5.0 9 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
This is the first and the best course I took. The load is just right. It is very applicable. It has helped myself, my family and my circle of community. Hoping that more and more people will benefit from this course. Two thumbs up for Ms Sonia Kumar for organising this course.
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Anonymous
5.0 9 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
This is the first and the best course I took. The load is just right. It is very applicable. It has helped myself, my family and my circle of community. Hoping that more and more people will benefit from this course. Two thumbs up for Ms Sonia Kumar for organising this course.
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Anonymous
5.0 9 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
This is the first and the best course I took. The load is just right. It is very applicable. It has helped myself, my family and my circle of community. Hoping that more and more people will benefit from this course. Two thumbs up for Ms Sonia Kumar for organising this course.
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Megha M
5.0 3 months ago
Megha completed this course, spending 1 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
It is an excellent course with proper contents and very comprehensive. This course helps to develop individual's skills in the field of mental health and psychology.

I would definitely recommend the course.

Regards

Meg
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Anonymous
5.0 9 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
This course is very informative and interactive. It is not only for people who pursue mental health career but also necessary for everyone who would like to live a more fulfilling and happy life.
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Anonymous
5.0 9 months ago
Anonymous is taking this course right now.
To be taught by the founder of positive psychology is amazing. In addition Seligman teaches in an interesting and interactive way. I suggest this course to all my therapy clients.
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