PK305: Advanced lifestyle medicine for mental healthLearn how to get real results with your clients, using advanced lifestyle medicine for mental health
- Study the latest science in advanced lifestyle medicine for mental health
- Discover how diet quality and micronutrients can help improve mental wellbeing
- Understand the benefits of exercise for the brain and practical recommendations
- Learn thermo-therapies and breathing techniques for mental health
Approx. 15 hours of training,
with 12 months to complete
5 modules for just
Gain an in-depth understanding of the latest science in lifestyle medicine for 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’ll discover how nutrition, exercise, sleep, thermo-therapies and breathing techniques can help improve your client’s mental wellbeing. You’ll gain a valuable understanding of the latest science and evidence in advanced lifestyle medicine for mental health, including:
- Diet quality and micronutrients
- The benefits of exercise for the brain and practical recommendations
- Sleep biology, sleep hygiene, social media & technology
- How breathing affects the nervous system
- Breathing, mindfulness and meditation techniques and practice
- Cold therapy and heat therapy for mental health
- Integrating breathing into thermotherapy
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.
Be free to learn on your own time, at your own pace, and in your own space.
Meet Your Instructor
Prof Grant Schofield
Director of The Centre for Human Potential at AUT University and men’s mental health advisor for Movember.
Hear what our students are saying
Why are PREKURE the leaders in preventative lifestyle medicine?
- It comes down to results. The impact and outcomes achieved by the clients of PREKURE graduates.
- PREKURE courses are taught by recognised world experts and academics who share only evidence-informed knowledge and tools.
- PREKURE is internationally certified in New Zealand, Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom.
- PREKURE is endorsed by The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners and are approved for CME credits and CPD.
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Module 1: Nutrition For Mental Health
In this module, you’ll learn about the importance of diet quality to maintain and enhance mental health and mood. You’ll explore concepts including the sugar lows and highs, the hormonal control of metabolism, food quality and the brain, low glutamate diets and further your understanding of which micronutrients have been proven to improve mental health.
Module 2: Physical Activity, Exercise And Fitness For Mental Health
In this module, you will learn how physical activity, exercise and fitness improve brain health and mental wellbeing. Join Professor Grant Schofield as he explores how exercise improves mood and cognition and takes a closer look at the impact that time in nature, or nature therapy, has on mental health. By the end of this module, you will understand the importance of exercise and will be armed with a model for prescribing or guiding clients through engaging in physical activity.
Module 3: Sleep For Mental Health
In this module, you will learn about the importance of sleep and form an understanding of what happens when we don’t get enough of it. Join Prof Grant Schofield as he explores the latest in sleep research and uncovers the why, the how and the what of sleep. Why is it important? How does sleep get disturbed and how are poor sleep and poor mental health connected? What should we do to improve our sleep?
Module 4: Breathing For Mental Health
In this module, you will learn about breathing and how it can be used to calm the nervous system and combat low mental health. Learn how to switch off the sympathetic nervous system and switch on the parasympathetic nervous system. And discover different breathing practices, the power of mindfulness and meditation and how they can be used to enhance mental health.
Module 5: Thermo-Therapies For Mental Health
In this module, you will learn about thermo therapies. Explore how temperature extremes can be used to improve your physical and mental health. Become familiar with emerging research in this area and understand the impact that temperature has on systemic inflammation and overall wellbeing. Join Prof Grant Schofield as he explores the potential of saunas, hot baths, and cold water immersion as tools to improve mental health.
Approx. 15 hours of training,
with 12 months to complete
5 modules for just
Frequently Asked Questions
When does the course start and finish?
This course is available for you to start immediately as soon as you enrol with online, 24/7 access. You then have 12 months to complete your short course.
Can I go at my own pace?
Yes. You can do this course in your own time and at your own pace, with online 24/7 access. The course can easily be completed within four weeks by committing to approximately five hours of work per week. You do however have up to 12 months to complete your course.
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?
Do I need any background or previous learning in the health field?
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. To date, we have had GPs, nurses, full-time mums, gardeners, IT specialists, and more enrolling on this course.
I am a nurse, physio or pharmacist. Does this course counts towards my CPD credits?
Yes, it counts as 20 hours.
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, world-class teaching 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.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
If you are dissatisfied for any reason with your purchase, contact us within 30 days and we will give you a full refund, no questions asked.
Do I get lifetime access to this course?
No. All PREKURE course content is available for 12 months from the date you enrol. Each module does however come with notes that you can download.
If you’re completing this Short Course as part of a Certificate you can retain access to your course content by joining the PREKURE Postgrad Network, an exclusive membership offering postgraduate professional support to PREKURE Certificate graduates. This includes access to updated content, resources and references as we continue to develop and re-release courses.
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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).