Course Catalogue:
Mental Health and Wellbeing

One in four Australians experience a mental illness at some point in their lives. That means right now, some of your staff either have or are recovering from a mental health disorder.

But mental health is not just about illness. Like physical health, there are many ways to maintain our mental wellbeing.

Research shows that work practices make a big difference to staff mental health, as well as productivity, retention and work quality.

These courses are for those organisations who are ready to become a psychologically safe and mentally healthy workplace, along with specialists wanting to dive deeper into specific aspects of mental health.

Individual Bookings

See our calendar for all scheduled courses in this category & book a space online now.

Group bookings

If you have a team/group of people that require training, feel free to book online on any upcoming public course. However, we can also provide dedicated courses just for you - at our premises or yours - from our catalogue or bespoke. Please contact us so that we can discuss your exact needs.

Suicide Prevention Plans

Suicide Prevention Plans

Suicide intervention skills are very important but they rely on a trained person being available and present at a time of suicidal crisis, which is not always the case. A suicide prevention plan is a powerful prevention tool which contains personalised strategies which a suicidal person can draw upon, even if they are alone when considering an attempt.

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Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Tools

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Tools

“Dialectical” means integration of opposites and DBT treatment is a powerful cognitive-behavioural approach, which helps people integrate the seemingly opposite strategies of acceptance and change.

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Alcohol and Other Drug Use and Addiction

Alcohol and Other Drug Use and Addiction

This course focuses on the crucial areas of habit, addiction and behaviour change and explores what it takes to break a cycle. Designed for anyone working in human services, community or caring professions, it also welcomes people who may be interested to learn more about their own habits or those of a family member.

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Coercive Control and Gaslighting

Coercive Control and Gaslighting

Not all abuse is physical. Coercive control is a pattern of behaviour such as assault, threats, humiliation and intimidation that is used to harm, punish, or frighten their victim. This controlling behaviour is designed to make a person dependent by isolating them from support, exploiting them, depriving them of independence and regulating their behaviour.

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Mental Health and Wellbeing for Seniors

Mental Health and Wellbeing for Seniors

Just as young people have specific mental health issues and needs, so too do older Australians. Mental health symptoms and best practice responses do vary with age, and age-related cognitive changes also impact mental health.

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Sensory Wellbeing Tools

Sensory Wellbeing Tools

Grounding techniques are sensory experiences which ground or “anchor” us in the present and help us manage emotions and maintain wellbeing. Creating sensations that say “there is no emergency” helps calm the body’s alert system so the brain (prefrontal cortex) can regain its ability to think.

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Dual Disability (Disability + Mental Health)

Dual Disability (Disability + Mental Health)

Like any of us, people with disabilities experience mental health disorders. Yet, identifying and responding appropriately to mental health issues can often be complex when the person also has other disabilities.

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Exploring Personality Disorders

Exploring Personality Disorders

Personality disorders are one of the most misunderstood and stigmatised mental health conditions. This practical and accessible workshop is designed to sort the myths from the facts and empower better service provision.

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Mood Tools: Regulating Emotions for Self and Clients

Mood Tools: Regulating Emotions for Self and Clients

Our moods and emotions can be a powerful force in our lives, impacting work, relationships, productivity and ultimately our quality of life. Rather than exploring the complex causes of mental health and emotional variability, this course focuses on a series of practical and effective tools anyone can use on a daily basis to manage our moods and deal with emotions more effectively.

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Managing Stress and Taming Anxiety

Managing Stress and Taming Anxiety

How’s your relationship with your stress levels? Does your anxiety do what it’s told? Or does it sometimes misbehave? This course explores practical ways you can manage your emotions, rein in your worry and get your anxiety to lie down and roll over!

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Intergenerational Trauma

Intergenerational Trauma

Like so many aspects of our lives the experience of trauma ripples through families and is passed between generations. This leaves the children of trauma survivors as the holders of secondary trauma, which can sometimes have impacts just as catastrophic as the firsthand experience.

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Understanding Self-harm

Understanding Self-harm

Self-harm involves the deliberate causing of pain or injury to oneself – usually as an extreme way of trying to cope with distressing or painful feelings.

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Understanding Psychosis

Understanding Psychosis

This insightful course explores the nature of psychotic illnesses and provides a stigma-free overview of causes, symptoms and treatments.

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Suicide Prevention

Suicide Prevention

Sometimes the difference between a person attempting suicide and getting the help they need, is the intervention of an ordinary person like you.

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safeTALK

safeTALK

safeTALK is a half-day alertness workshop that prepares anyone over the age of 15, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper.

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Recovery Oriented Practice

Recovery Oriented Practice

Recovery Oriented Practice is an approach to mental health services which prioritises holistic wellbeing, self-determination and consumer-centred practice.

Service providers and practitioners need to take an individualised, strength-based approach to service provision and be able to form strong recovery alliances.

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Personal Wellbeing

Personal Wellbeing

Wellbeing is not just the absence of illness. It is a whole-of-life concept which is strongly linked to happiness and life satisfaction, along with resilience and our ability to cope with adversity.

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Learn Mindfulness

Learn Mindfulness

Drawing on Eastern philosophies but supported by a global scientific evidence-base, mindfulness involves learning how to focus the awareness and develop a conscious experience of the present.

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Everyday Counselling Skills

Everyday Counselling Skills

So many aspects of our personal and professional lives involve informal but often vitally important counselling situations. This two-day course explores practical counselling skills for those who find themselves in a counselling role, through their work or everyday life.

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Dual Diagnosis

Dual Diagnosis

Over half of people with a serious mental illness are known to misuse substances, while 84% of substance misusers have some sort of mental health disorder.

These statistics are even more troubling in view of the fact that the mental health and AOD sectors were historically very separate in Australia and even today a majority of professionals are not comprehensively dual-trained.

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Childhood Mental Health

Childhood Mental Health

Just like physical health, mental health is important for everyone, regardless of age. Since the foundations of lifetime mental health are laid in childhood, research has revealed that many mental illnesses can be prevented if we respond appropriately to early mental health indicators in children.

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ASIST

ASIST

Learn to apply the suicide intervention model that has saved hundreds of thousands of lives. ASIST is an interactive two-day workshop that will qualify you as an ASIST-trained caregiver, able to intervene and help prevent the immediate risk of suicide.

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Conversations about Suicide

Conversations about Suicide

Sometimes the difference between a person attempting suicide and getting the help they need, is the intervention of an ordinary person like you.

This four hour course will teach you how to identify, approach and support someone who is experiencing suicidal thoughts and behaviours using a practical, evidence based Action Plan. You will also have the opportunity to practise your new skills in a safe environment.

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Strengths-based Practice

Strengths-based Practice

Capability and resilience. Popular for its effectiveness, capacity to enhance relationships and tendency to achieve meaningful outcomes, strengths-based practice has its foundations in social work but is used by diverse human services workers.

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Resilience in Times of Change

Resilience in Times of Change

This course draws on evidence-based research in the areas of change management, mental health and resilience training, to provide an effective toolkit for the future. Pragmatic, enjoyable and accessible, this course introduces a range of real-world skills for managing change, building resilience and proactively maintaining wellbeing.

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Trauma Informed Care

Trauma Informed Care

The experience of trauma has a ripple effect throughout a person’s lifetime. It can influence the way they think, work, form relationships and the choices they make – years after the traumatic incident.

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Understanding Dissociation

Understanding Dissociation

Develop awareness and provide better support. Dissociation is a mental process where a person disconnects from their thoughts, feelings, memories or sense of identity. Surprisingly common, dissociation is the third most common psychological disorder – after depression and anxiety.

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Towards Post-traumatic Growth

Towards Post-traumatic Growth

Trauma, tenacity and transformation. If we carry intergenerational trauma (and we do) then remember, we also carry intergenerational wisdom. And with the struggle of post-traumatic stress also comes the potential for post-traumatic growth.

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Vicarious Trauma

Vicarious Trauma

Traumatic events often have a second wave of impact on those who surround and support the direct survivors. In doing the important work of engaging with and helping those who have been traumatised, supporters are often personally impacted.

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Positive Psychology and Resilience

Positive Psychology and Resilience

Drawing on decades of peer-reviewed research, this course explores what is required for human flourishing, and offers a suite of practical tools to help everyone live an optimal life.

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Managing Workplace Mental Health

Managing Workplace Mental Health

One in four Australians will experience a mental illness at some point in their lives. That means that at any given point, a proportion of your workforce is either experiencing, heading towards or recovering from a mental health disorder.

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What Works For Depression?

What Works For Depression?

Holistic tools for recovery. One in five Australians are diagnosed with clinical depression in our lifetimes, but a majority of us experience some form of depression at some point in our lives.

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Mindfulness

Mindfulness

Easy to learn tools for balance and wellbeing. Drawing on Eastern philosophies but supported by a global scientific evidence-base, mindfulness involves learning how to focus the awareness and develop a conscious experience of the present.

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Rethinking Thoughts

Rethinking Thoughts

Our thoughts create our experiences. In fact, it is our internal ‘self-talk’ and the nature of our mental life that determine our moods, emotions, subjective experiences and ultimately our quality of life.

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Mental Health Communication and Support

Mental Health Communication and Support

Recognise and respond to mental health symptoms. Sometimes the difference between a person becoming overwhelmed by a mental health issue and getting the help they need is the caring intervention of an ordinary person like you.

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Develop Your Emotional Intelligence

Develop Your Emotional Intelligence

Many of our professional and relationship skills are underpinned by our Emotional Intelligence: the ability to manage our own emotions and sensitively respond to those of others.

A high EQ will help us better manage our relationships and can have significant benefits in terms of building rapport with clients and colleagues, negotiation skills, managing a stressful environment, dealing with deadlines, managing change and functioning as a team player.

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Solution Focused Therapy

Solution Focused Therapy

Solution Focused Therapy is a highly practical, outcome-oriented approach which can achieve short-term resolution of a range of personal problems and issues. Applicable across diverse health, community and education settings, it is a form of structured counselling which supports clients to generate their own solutions.

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Aboriginal Mental Health First Aid

Aboriginal Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid is the help in a mental health crisis, until appropriate professional treatment is received or the crisis resolves.

Led by a skilled Aboriginal trainer, this specialist course is ideal for anyone working with Aboriginal communities. Integrating a cultural perspective, it explores Aboriginal social and emotional wellbeing, mental health problems in indigenous communities and particular strategies for working ATSI people.

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