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Health & Community Courses: Mental Health

A guide with information for health and community students.

Print Books



Academic Journals provide a reliable source of academic, peer reviewed information. Through the library you have access to thousands of online journal articles. You can search by topic and keyword or browse journals that are relevant to your subject.

All journals have articles submitted from around the world, but those published in Australia often have more local content.

These are some journals that cover topics relevant to your subject area.​​​​​​

Australian International

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health

Journal of Mental Health (UK)

Global Mental Health (UK)

JMIR Mental Health (USA)

International Journal of Mental Health (UK)


Online Videos On the library shelf

TED talk: There's no shame in taking care of your mental health

TED talk: Stop the stigma: why it's important to talk about mental health

YouTube: Mental Health Australia

R U OK?: You've got what it takes to ask R U OK?

Real time health: Young people and mental health

Real time health: Families and mental health

As well as books and journals, DVD programs and documentaries offer a great way to learn about mental health in our society.

Mental health: the individual and society

Families and mental illness

Dealing with depression

Redesign my brain with Todd Sampson

Depression: understanding the disease

Taking control: diabetes, depression & anxiety

Kanopy - thoughtful entertainment

Kanopy provides access to streaming videos on subjects relevant to Melbourne Polytechnic courses including education, art, health, humanities and science.