This 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.
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.
Managing mood and reactivity. Self-regulation of emotions is a constant process which governs our responses to our experiences and environment.
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.
Skill development for caseworkers and counsellors. This workshop offers the opportunity to consider the pros and cons of using various mental health assessment screening tools with clients.
Real world skills for surviving uncertainty. 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.
Reactions, realities and recovery. 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.
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.
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.
The ripple effect. 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.
Evidence-driven tools for wellbeing. 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.
For supervisors and managers. 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.
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.
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.
Cognitive tools for reshaping self-talk. 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.
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.
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.
Generating individual solutions. 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.
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.
Acclaimed evidence-based training and Mental Health First Aid accreditation
This internationally recognised course was developed at the Centre for Mental Health Research at Australian National University and is now delivered across 20 countries around the world.
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 first-hand experience.
Emotional anchoring for healing and wellbeing. 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.
Reluctant clients provide challenges for the helping professional. This course will develop participants’ macro and micro skills in dealing with clients who seem reluctant and/or resistant to change in a wide range of settings.