Professional Development

Connecting Physical & Mental Health

*Note: Registration for fully funded courses open 4 weeks prior to course date Life expectancy for people experiencing persistent mental health conditions is reduced by 15 to 20 years, largely due to cardiovascular disease and metabolic factors. This exciting new course will equip mental health workers with vital strategies to improve the physical health of […]

Mental Health in the Workplace

This is for workplace leaders who want to support mental health in their workforce. Explore management practices that promote good mental health and learn to distinguish between mental health and performance issues. Gain valuable insight into the impact that mental health conditions might have on capacity to work. Come to understand the ethical rights of […]

Safe Storytelling

Our Safe Storytelling workshop provides skills to workers who use their lived experience in their service provision. The workshop informs learners about purposeful, meaningful and sustainable storytelling, which they can use in interactions that require them to share their lived experience e.g. with clients. The participants will be given the chance to craft their own […]

Motivational Interviewing

Support people through change via an effective person-centred approach used widely in therapeutic settings. Motivational Interviewing (MI) uses a therapeutic, person-centred approach to evoke a person’s own motivation to make change happen. People who are not provided the opportunity to explore their own concerns and fears are unlikely to sustain the changes they make. MI is […]

Understanding Medication

Helping people you support to understand and manage their medication. For many people medication is a part of their recovery journey. For people living with a mental health condition, having an understanding of the impact of medication can increase their sense of control over their health and recovery. Feel more confident to support people when […]

Understanding and Responding to Trauma

“This course taught me how to manage trauma, avoid re-traumatisation, and the different elements of safety.” *Note: Registration for fully funded courses open 4 weeks prior to course date Do you support people who have experienced trauma or abuse? Many people who experience mental distress have experienced trauma in their lives. Trauma can result from […]

Culturally Informed, Trauma Integrated Healing Approach to Care and Practice

Designed, developed and delivered by Aboriginal people for workers in the mental health or community service sectors who support Aboriginal people impacted by trauma. *Note: Registration for fully funded courses open 4 weeks prior to course date While the impact of trauma is still under recognised in provision of mental health services, Aboriginal people have […]

Management of Workers with Lived Experience

Create a supportive and safe workplace for your workers. This training is for managers who support a Peer workforce, building on the Mental Health in the Workplace 1 Day course. Discover the many benefits that Peer work brings to an organisation and the people they support, including the value of knowledge gained from lived experience […]

Supported Decision-Making: Choice, Control & Recovery

Supported decision-making can assist a person live a more independent, dignified and meaningful life; particularly important in relation to engagement with the NDIS and other mental health and human services. Supported decision-making can assist a person live a more independent, dignified and meaningful life. Decision-making is a skill that can be developed and practiced with […]

Working with voices

“An original, refreshing, consumer led day that was filled with insight, humour and lived experience. Arana is a fantastic presenter with energy and knowledge.” Do you support people who experience voice-hearing? This immersive one day workshop equips participants with a toolkit for supporting voice-hearers. It is suitable for front-line staff working in the mental health, […]

Supported Decision-Making: Skills for mental health workers

Having autonomy over our own decisions is a key part of personhood. When you support a person to make decisions, you are enabling them to live a more independent, dignified and meaningful life. Mental health and psychosocial support workers have an important role to play in building the capacity of people living with mental health […]