Women’s Mental Health Online Course 

This online short course is designed for health professionals working with women across the lifespan, and is especially relevant to general practitionersobstetricians/ gynaecologists and psychiatrists. The content draws on the latest in psychoneuroendocrine research including the extraordinary work of the Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre's Women's Mental Health Division. 

The Adolescent module is the first module of the Women's Mental Health Online Short Course. Sections include complex trauma disorder, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, depression & anxiety, psychosis, eating disorders, polycystic ovarian syndrome, the oral contraceptive pill and family violence.


Mental illness has many gender-specific and age-specific characteristics that clinical practice has historically overlooked. The Online Short Course in Women’s Mental Health aims to upskill clinicians to work sensitively and effectively with women of all ages experiencing mental ill-health, 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.

As a key point of contact for women of all ages who suffer from complex mental health conditions, health clinicians play a critical role in early identification, risk assessment and timely intervention. This course aims to cultivate a ‘new thinking’ approach to equip clinicians with the skills to enhance the health, mental health and wellbeing of women across the lifespan.  It will also be appropriate for students studying within the health field. The course will be made up of 4 modules: Adolescence, Perinatal, Midlife and Aged. Each module will be released for purchase separately.

Event details (When/where):

This will be an ongoing course hosted via the Monash Institute for Health and Clinical Education website.


Standard $199

Student $99

Purchase both modules and get 50% off the 2nd module

Duration: 5 hours (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.

*Please note, once you have registered, you will receive an email shortly from eLearning with confirmation of your enrolment and details on how to access the course.


Prior to starting this course, you agree to the following disclaimer:

"The information and advice in this course is based on current knowledge and practice as at the date of the course. The information provided during the course is of a general nature and not intended to be a substitute for medical or professional advice, nor is the course a substitute for proper medical or professional training. Monash makes no warranties, express or implied, about the value or use for any purpose of the information and resources contained in this course.  Accordingly, Monash and its employees accept no responsibility or liability for any consequences arising from a participant relying upon or utilising the information contained in this course"

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Women's Mental Health Online Course

Thank you for your registration for the Women's Mental Health short course. Please allow 1 - 2 days for our eLearning team to finalise your enrolment. You will receive an email from "Admin User (via HPEO)" with your login and access details. Any queries, please contact us via maprc-wmhshortcourse@monash.edu
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