PK301: Mental Health Practice

Learn the foundations of mental health epidemiology
  • Learn the foundations of mental health epidemiology
  • Understand how psychiatric medications work in the brain
  • Study mild traumatic brain injury and other brain issues
Approximately 15 hours of training,
completed over 1 – 3 months

6 modules for just


Gain an in-depth understanding of the latest science in mental health and help affect positive outcomes for your patients or clients with mild to moderate mental health challenges.

In this mental health course you will learn about the foundations of mental health epidemiology, including:

  • The size of the problem, the treatment gap, who is at risk and why
  • Common mood disorders, including depression and anxiety
  • Psychiatric and personality disorders, including bipolar, schizophrenia and psychosis 
  • Other brain issues including concussion, mTBI (mild traumatic brain injury) and neurodegenerative diseases
  • The Health Coach’s scope of practice when working in mental health
  • How psychiatric medications work in the brain 

Study online, at home, any time

All our courses are accessed from the convenience of your computer, smartphone or tablet, all from the comfort of your own home.

Learn on your own time, at your own pace, and in your own space.

    Meet your instructors

    Prof Grant Schofield

    Prof Grant Schofield

    Public Health

    Director of The Centre for Human Potential at AUT University and men’s mental health advisor for Movember.

    Sophia Dawson

    Sophia Dawson

    Registered Psychologist

    Sophia has a passion for holistic wellbeing and is highly skilled in the use of ACT with her patients.

    Dr Catherine Crofts

    Dr Catherine Crofts


    Catherine has a PhD in the early diagnosis of metabolic disease, and is experienced in the deprescribing of medications.

    Dr Louise Schofield

    Dr Louise Schofield

    Behaviour Change

    Health Entrepreneur with a PhD in Public Health, Louise inspires health and helps people to make lasting behavioral changes.


    Course Overview

    This course includes:

    Module 1: Introduction to mental health 

    Module 2: Common problems

    Module 3: Psychiatric medications

    Module 4: Scope of practice in mental health

    Module 5: Historical views of mental health

    Module 6: Stoicism in practice

    Approximately 15 hours of training,
    completed over 1 – 3 months

    6 modules for just


    Frequently Asked Questions


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    Can I go at my own pace?

    Yes. You have online, anytime access for one month. The course can easily be completed within four weeks by committing to approximately 3-5 hours of work per week.

    How long will it take to complete?

    The course usually takes approximately 12-15 hours to complete.

    Do I get lifetime access to the course materials?

    No, however each module comes with a workbook that includes key learnings that you can download.

    Do I receive any certification for completing the course?

    You will receive a PreKure Certificate of Completion for this course.

    What happens after I finish the course?

    If you would like to continue learning, choose another short course or cross-credit into one of our Certificates.

    What if I am unhappy with the course?

    If you are dissatisfied with your purchase, contact us within 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

    I am a nurse, physio or pharmacist. Does this course count towards my CPD credits?

    Yes, it counts as 15 hours.

    Do I have to be a Health Coach or Health Professional to do this course?

    No. This course is perfect if you want to upskill for your own benefit. You will learn many tips and tricks that will help you and your loved ones.

    How do I know this course is credible and contains correct information?

    The course is scientifically-based and evidence-informed with full academic references provided for all materials. It is taught by our highly qualified and credible faculty with extensive real-world experience. One of our past students says, “By aligning with a professional group like PreKure, I can reassure my clients that I am using the latest, evidence-based tools and techniques to support them.”

    Is this a CME endorsed course by The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGPs)?

    Our courses have been endorsed by The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) and have been approved for CME credits for the General Practice Educational Programme (GPEP) and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) purposes.

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    What if I don’t like what I buy?

    You’re protected by PREKURE’s unconditional, 30-day, 100% money-back guarantee. We want you to have peace of mind when you buy any of our programs, so we give you up to 30 risk-free days from the date you purchase to decide if it’s for you.

    If you’re not happy with your results, simply contact us, and we will give you an instant refund. It’s that simple.

    PREKURE provides training in the theory and practice of lifestyle medicine for mild to medium mental health challenges. We cannot provide personalised medical advice. If you or your loved ones require personal medical advice, or suffer from moderate to severe mental ill-health, then we recommend you consult a registered health practitioner (GP, Registered Psychologist).

    Need help now?

    • In New Zealand: If life is in danger, call 111 or go to your nearest hospital emergency department. Free call or text 1737 any time for support from a trained counsellor or access other Helplines and Support here
    • In Australia: If life is in danger, call 000 or go to your nearest hospital emergency department. Or call 13 11 14 (Lifeline), 1300 22 4636 (Beyond Blue), or call 1300 659 467 (Suicide Call Back Service).