Connecting Physical & Mental Health

Learn how mental and physical health interact, and strategies to improve the physical health of the people you work to support.

Course description

People living with mental health conditions have a reduced life expectancy of approximately 10 years compared to the general population.

This is largely due to chronic physical diseases and higher rates of smoking, poor nutrition, harmful alcohol consumption, physical inactivity and poor sleep behaviours.

Connecting Physical & Mental Health equips mental health workers with vital strategies to improve the physical health of the people they work to support.

A recent study by the University of Newcastle, co-authored by MHCC, found community psychosocial organisations play a valuable role preventing physical poor health in people with mental health conditions.

This course explores key modifiable risks to health and introduces effective ways to share this information with the people you support.

Who is this for?
  • Mental health workers
  • AOD workers
  • Employment sector workers
  • Community services workers

*Note: Registration for fully funded courses open 4 weeks prior to course date

All of MHCCs professional development training is available for delivery on site at your premises. Alternatively, MHCC can tailor a course to suit your specific requirements, contact us to find out more

Course fee

MHCC Members Non-members
$232 $297

Completion Options

Face-to-face Workshops
This workshop requires attendance at 1 full-day face-to-face training session.

Statement of Participation
A statement of participation will be granted upon satisfactory attendance of the required training sessions.

Course content