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Women's Mental
Health Short Course

These courses from the Women’s Mental Health short course suite have been developed by the HER Centre Australia at Monash University. At HER Centre Australia, we are committed to the promotion of women’s mental health across the lifespan. There are 3 courses- Adolescence, Midlife and Midlife, which draw on the latest advances in women’s mental health, existing guidelines and our own clinical expertise. The courses are designed for health professionals working with women across the lifespan, and are especially relevant to general practitioners, psychiatrists, obstetricians/gynaecologists and other health professionals with expertise in women's mental health.

Core Objective

To upskill clinicians and health professionals to work sensitively and effectively with women experiencing mental ill-health at all life stages, and to integrate an understanding of factors such as the role of trauma and endocrinology in the development of mental illness, as well as implications for treatments.

Who should take this course?

  • General practitioners

  • Psychiatrists

  • Obstetricians/gynaecologists

  • Professionals with expertise in Womens’ mental health.

  • Describe how symptoms of complex mental health conditions, including complex-posttraumatic stress disorder (aka borderline personality disorder), depression, anxiety and psychosis, present across the lifespan.

  • Identify risk factors for, and key symptoms of, complex mental health conditions relevant to women across the lifespan (e.g., eating disorders and self-harm behaviour).

  • Evaluate biological, psychological and social treatment approaches for crisis, early management and recovery phases of complex mental illnesses suffered by women across the lifespan.

  • Compare and contrast several new treatment approaches including those based on the latest in psychoneuroendrocrine research.

  • Discuss the significant impact of past and current abuse, violence and trauma on female mental ill-health and outcomes.

  • Identify special health issues and how they impact on women’s mental health, including polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), use of the oral contraceptive pill (OCP) and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD)

Learning Outcomes


Each course (Adolescence, Midlife or Perinatal) is accredited for 5.0 continuing professional development (CPD) hours by RANZCP, RANZCOG, and RACGP. This CPD activity has also been approved by the Australian Psychological Society (APS) for 5.0 hours (per course).


5 hours per module (approx.)

This is a completely self-directed course. You will have access to the module for 12 months and can complete the course at your own pace and convenience.

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