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Positive Psychiatry and Mental Health

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, the...
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(2,421 reviews)
175,063 students
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8.7

Feedback

8.8

Content

Platform: Coursera
Video: 5h 40m
Language: English

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9.0 / 10

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8.7 / 10
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8.8 / 10
Video Score: 8.4 / 10
The course includes 5h 40m video content. Courses with more videos usually have a higher average rating. We have found that the sweet spot is 16 hours of video, which is long enough to teach a topic comprehensively, but not overwhelming. Courses over 16 hours of video gets the maximum score.
Detail Score: 8.1 / 10

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Extra Content Score: 9.8 / 10

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38 articles.
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Description

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.

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How much does the Positive Psychiatry and Mental Health course cost? Is it worth it?

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Does the Positive Psychiatry and Mental Health course have a money back guarantee or refund policy?

Coursera offers a 7-day free trial for subscribers.

Are there any SCHOLARSHIPS for this course?

YES, you can get a scholarship or Financial Aid for Coursera courses. The first step is to fill out an application about your educational background, career goals, and financial circumstances. Learn more about financial aid on Coursera.

Who is the instructor? Is Sonia Kumar a SCAM or a TRUSTED instructor?

Sonia Kumar has created 1 courses that got 831 reviews which are generally positive. Sonia Kumar has taught 175063 students and received a 4.75 average review out of 831 reviews. Depending on the information available, Sonia Kumar is a TRUSTED instructor.
Brain and Mind Centre, University of Sydney
University of Sydney
Dr Sonia Kumar is a consultant psychiatrist who works in psychiatry education at the Brain and Mind Centre, University of Sydney as well as in private practice specialising in mood disorders and sleep psychiatry in Sydney. She has many years experience in teaching and course coordination for postgraduate medical trainees in psychiatry, and in 2015, she worked with a team of psychiatrists to design and create a new Master of Medicine (Psychiatry) course at the University of Sydney. She has published research on the role of active learning in psychiatry education. Dr Kumar uses an evidence-based, recovery oriented and trauma informed approach to clinical practice. She regards patient education as a vital form of empowerment in clinical practice and has been involved in the development of online mental health resources for the general community. She uses a positive mental health focus, working collaboratively with consumers to identify their strengths, values, supports and goals in addition to treatment of psychiatric illnesses.

9.0

CourseMarks Score®

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Freshness

8.7

Feedback

8.8

Content

Platform: Coursera
Video: 5h 40m
Language: English

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