Psychology of Wellbeing

Psychological approaches to enhancing wellbeing

Take a deep dive into the connection between psychology and wellbeing, learning practical and impactful solutions to boost wellbeing for you, your whānau and the people you work with, using the latest research and health models.

Presented by Professor Julia Rucklidge. Learning begins 9 Oct and ends 3 Dec, followed by a 2-week period of marking and feedback.

Course starts 9 October 2023 
Enrolments close 8 October 

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Is there a secret to a happy life? With a wealth of information promising us the answers, it can be hard to know where to look and who to trust. In this online course, renowned expert Professor Julia Rucklidge unlocks the science behind the psychological factors that influence wellbeing and how to get the best out of your brain. 

You’ll learn how it’s possible to change your mindset for the better, using practical, research-based strategies to boost wellbeing for you, your whānau and the people you work with. 

Whether you’re a health professional looking to upskill with the latest research; someone who’s struggling with burnout, anxiety or stress; or a manager looking to boost your team’s wellbeing and resilience, Psychology of Wellbeing is for you.  

Keen to learn more about wellbeing? You may also be interested in our Nutrition and Wellbeing course - learn more here.

Please note: UC Online has a minimum enrolment threshold that must be met to enable opportunities for interaction, discussion, and feedback. If the minimum number of enrolments required for a course is not met, enrolled students will be given the option to defer their enrolment to the next course date, or receive a refund. 

The information in this course is intended for general education purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek advice on diagnosis or treatment of medical conditions from your doctor or other registered healthcare professional.

Qualification Micro-credential
Learning time 50 hours | about 6 hours a week
Points 5
9 Oct - 18 Dec 2023
Type Instructor-paced
This course is ideal for
  • Health industry professionals
  • HR professionals
  • Managers
  • Teachers
  • Parents and caregivers
What you'll learn
  • How wellbeing can be defined and understood in different ways.
  • The relationship between psychology and wellbeing, exploring topics such as what makes us happy and how our thinking processes affect our overall wellbeing.
  • How to recognise and avoid common negative thinking traps that consume our thoughts, influence our decisions and affect how we feel and behave.
  • How to develop effective and specific strategies to enhance personal wellbeing and/or the wellbeing of others, through changing thought processes.
This course includes
  • 5 Modules
  • 4 Quizzes and Activities
  • 1 Report
  • Learner discussion forums
  • Audio and visual learning content – closed caption English transcriptions available.
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