Introduction to Supported Decision-Making

Two free training modules providing an introduction to Supported Decision-Making.

Course details

The training has been designed as continuous professional development activities for Psychosocial Recovery Coaches, but also suits people working in the mental health and human services sectors, people with lived experience, carers and family.

What you will learn

Module 1: Supported Decision-Making: What it is and why it’s important

  • Define supported decision-making
  • Explore the development of supported decision-making approaches in the disability and mental health contexts
  • Discuss the importance of decision-making to maximise self-determination
  • Explain some of the ethical and legal considerations of supported decision-making.

Module 2: Supported Decision-Making and Psychosocial Recovery Coaches

  • Identify steps in the supported decision-making process
  • Outline basic skills to support a person to make decisions
  • Acknowledge your own strengths, the assumptions and beliefs you hold and recognise the potential barriers to supporting a person make decisions
  • Reflect on your own practice.

Each module is approximately 45 mins- 60 mins in duration. You can take your time or go as quickly as you like.

Who is this for

These free modules are accessible to all staff working with people in the psychosocial disability and mental health and human services sectors.

We encourage their use by other practitioners, as well as people with lived experience, carers, family and informal support persons.

More details on the modules

The process of Supported Decision-Making (SDM) aligns with the values of recovery-oriented practice.

The modules include access to further resources where you can explore more about key concepts and practices.

The modules contain interactive elements such as flip cards, questions, videos, scenarios and more.  Look out for instructions on screen as to how these sections work.

Throughout this module you’ll be using an e-journal. Reflective practice is a commitment that contributes meaningfully to continuously improving work practices, an important element of SDM processes.

To enhance greater skills and competences we encourage further ongoing training on the topic.