This short course is a German-Australian collaboration developed in response to the growing need to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and understanding to recognise, identify and respond to mental health challenges in themselves and others. The course is primarily for university students and those working in the tertiary education and local community sectors. We are grateful to the following organisations for their contribution to and continued support of this MOOC: Healthway Western Australia The Australian and New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators Curtin University Teaching Excellence Fund Australia-Germany Joint Research Cooperation Scheme – Universities Australia
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