School Of Nursing And Midwifery

Promoting Mental Health and Wellbeing 1Western Sydney University Unit Code: 401013.3


Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 2

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Diana Jefferies

Assumed Knowledge
Primary health care, professional communication, foundational concepts in human behavioural science and their application to nursing or midwifery practice, roles and responsibilities of registered nurse or midwife.

Equivalent Units
400759 - Mental Health Nursing 1

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in 4691 Bachelor of Nursing, 4693 Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced), 4692 Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry) or 4684 Bachelor of Midwifery or 4780 Bachelor of Nursing - WSU Online. Students must be enrolled in 4780 to enrol in WSU Online Campus units.

Teaching Periods

PeriodOffered  Campus  Contact
2021 Spring  Yes  Campbelltown Campus - DAY  See Coordinator above   Timetable not available  
2021 Spring  Yes  Hawkesbury Campus - DAY  See Coordinator above   Timetable not available  
2021 Spring  Yes  Liverpool Campus - DAY  See Coordinator above   Timetable not available  
2021 Spring  Yes  Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road - DAY  See Coordinator above   Timetable not available  
2021 WSU Online Trimester 2  Yes  WSU Online - ONLINE  Bingham  Timetable not available  

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About this Unit
This unit introduces students to the care of individuals with mental health concerns and/or illness. The national mental health policies provide a framework to focus on a range of determinants and consequences of mental health and illness in Australia. The principles of stress vulnerability and recovery will be introduced. The unit will offer an introduction for students to caring for individuals with depression, anxiety and substance use, and their families/significant others. The concepts of therapeutic use of self and reflection when engaging with people with mental health needs will be introduced. Students will develop their knowledge of mental health assessment, risk assessment and risk management across the lifespan. Self-care strategies in everyday collaborative nursing and midwifery practice will be considered.

Special Requirements - Essential Equipment
Access to an internet enabled device is essential in order to be able to: access course materials; to participate in discussion groups; and to access additional resources provided by the lecturer during the session. See http://www.westernsydney.edu.au/currentstudents/current_students/services_and_facilities/uwsonline_student_support for further information.

4684.1Bachelor of MidwiferyCONTINUING
4684.3Bachelor of MidwiferyCURRENT
4691.1Bachelor of NursingCONTINUING
4691.2Bachelor of NursingCONTINUING
4691.3Bachelor of NursingCONTINUING
4691.4Bachelor of NursingCURRENT
4692.1Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry)CONTINUING
4692.2Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry)CONTINUING
4692.3Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry)CONTINUING
4692.4Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry)CONTINUING
4692.5Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry)CURRENT
4693.3Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced)CONTINUING
4693.4Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced)CONTINUING
4693.5Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced)CURRENT
4780.1Bachelor of Nursing - WSU OnlineCURRENT

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