HNN783 - Therapeutic Interventions in Mental Health Nursing


2024 unit information

Offering information:

Not offered in 2024 - first offered Trimester 1 2025

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1 2025: Online

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule: This unit is only available to students enrolled in H568, H569, H575, H579, H645, H665, H666, H667, H668, H669, H672, H675, H679, H771, H777, H779


Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - online

Online independent and collaborative learning activities, including 4 x 1-hour online seminars


This unit is designed to provide nurses with a comprehensive understanding of therapeutic nursing interventions that can support and facilitate the recovery process in mental health. Contemporary mental health treatment calls for a combination of nursing interventions that treat symptoms, manage psychological distress and support and foster consumer wellbeing and resilience. This often requires a combination of medical and psychological therapies which enable consumer choice and supported decision making. In this unit, students will explore both pharmacologic and talk therapies that underpin current mental health nursing practices. This includes the quality use of psychotropic medications such as antipsychotic, antimanic, anxiolytic and antidepressant medications. This unit will also comprehensively explore person-centred approaches to talk therapy, such as cognitive behaviour therapy and dialectical behaviour therapy. The significant role lifestyle choices and peer- support interventions play in mental wellbeing, will also be extensively explored.

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