Support, safety and social change. One in three Australian women and one in nine men have experienced physical violence at home, and one woman per week is killed by a current or former intimate partner.
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.
Would you know what to do if you saw someone being threatened? Is it up to you to act if a vulnerable person is in danger? Whose job is it to prevent bullying and harassment or predatory behaviour? Anyone can find themselves as a bystander, witnessing an act of discrimination, injustice, threatening behaviour, bullying, harassment, abuse or other unacceptable behaviour.
Many of the communication cues we rely upon when connecting with others and providing support are in fact non-verbal indicators such as body language, facial expression and subtle positioning changes. When separated by distance, it takes a special set of communication and interpersonal skills to establish rapport, gauge client reactions and ensure clear understanding.
Culture plays a huge role in the way we view the world and how we operate. It impacts our expectations, values, needs and perspectives. Research clearly shows that culturally diverse workplaces enjoy a range of benefits such as higher productivity, higher loyalty and work quality, lower absenteeism and presenteeism, better working relationships, lower staff turnover and are simply better places to work.
Effective professional relationships require boundaries to protect both clients and workers. Designed for anyone working with people, especially in the health, community or education sectors, this course explores how we can create positive, effective relationships, within appropriate legal and ethical parameters.