Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing
Work effectively with young people so they can grow
What’s Happening in the Youth Mental Health Space?
Around 50% of people develop their first mental health problem before the age of 15, and up to 75% develop their first episode of illness before the age of 25.
Only half of these young people are reaching out.
The whole youth mental health area stems out of an awareness that young people are experiencing these issues and we need to reach out to them so it doesn’t impact other areas of their lives and have long-term consequences,
Equip yourself with the latest insights and techniques to understand and address the mental health challenges faced by young people. Dive into the crucial sphere of wellbeing, a rapidly evolving aspect in educational and health settings, and gain tools to promote holistic wellness. Discover the intersection of faith and mental health, and learn how to seamlessly integrate these concepts into your vocation.
Unique to Any Other Course of this Kind in Australia: Bridging Faith, Mental Health,
Our youth courses take an integrated approach and will equip you with practical skills, knowledge-bases and advanced understanding of key mental health challenges faced by those aged 12 – 25 years.
Youth courses extend, specialise and up skill professionals already working with young people who wish to deepen their understanding of the challenges faced by this age group.
The skills acquired through this study can be applied to enrich your work in various professional environments including, schools, church, parachurch organisations, community service and non-for-profit settings, public
mental health and private practice.
Flexibility for Busy Professionals
We understand the demands of your schedule. Our courses are designed to accommodate you around your commitments. Attend full-time or part-time, online via Zoom or in-person – the choice is yours. The course will be delivered via intensive sessions, evening workshops, and Saturday classes.
This Course is Perfect for those working as:
Secondary School Teachers
Hear from Course Co-ordinator,
Dr. Katherine Thompson
Young people are always changing, learning and wanting to grow. I think we can make a huge change in people’s lives if we intervene at a young age and help change the trajectory of their life, equipping them for challenges up ahead of them.
– Dr. Katherine Thompson
Our flexible course structure allows you to tailor your learning journey to your aspirations. From a focused Graduate Certificate to a comprehensive Masters Degree, your professional growth is in your hands.
Graduate Certificate in Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing
One year of study, part-time, and if you find you want to keep studying you can count the credits toward the next year and work toward your diploma.
Graduate Diploma of Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing
Two years, part-time, can be counted towards the Master degree if you’d like to continue into a third year of study in this area.
Master of Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing
Three years, part-time, gain an advanced understanding of youth development and the complexities of identity formation.
Want to work more effectively with young people?
audit a subject
If you’re not sure whether you can commit to the whole course, you can
start with one subject and go from there. Or perhaps you’re looking for
some professional development in a certain area that supports your vocation.
Audited subjects don’t have assessment components and are an excellent way to enhance skills and build upon existing knowledge if you’re not looking for a qualification.
The Eastern Difference
What's Unique about Eastern?
Eastern College Australia scored 95.5% for the overall experience, with exceptional results for our quality of teaching and student support.
Student Experience Survey 2020. SES is an initiative of the Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment.
Get in Touch
You can apply directly to the College via our online application form Below.