Our body image can have profound implications for our physical and mental health, confidence and self-esteem. This practical course explores the issues around personal body image and how it is formed, along with the dangers of negative body image.
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 that are ready to become psychologically safe and mentally healthy workplaces, as well as for individuals wanting to dive deeper into specific aspects of mental health.
A suicide prevention plan is a powerful prevention tool containing personalised strategies for a suicidal person to draw upon, even when alone. This important course provides the skills and resources to create an effective and personally meaningful plan to help save vulnerable lives.
DBT treatment is a powerful cognitive-behavioural approach, which helps people integrate the seemingly opposite strategies of acceptance and change. This course introduces the concepts behind DBT and provides a suite of practical tools for personal or client use.
Designed for anyone working in human services, community or caring professions, this course provides insight and practical skills for working with people who face issues with substance use, focussing on the crucial areas of habit, addiction and behaviour change.
Coercive control is a pattern of behaviour such as assault, threats and humiliation used to harm, punish, or frighten a victim. This insightful course explores the nature of coercive control and gaslighting and empowers participants to recognise and ultimately combat them.
Mental health symptoms and best practice responses vary with age, and age-related cognitive changes also impact mental health. Gain an understanding of the mental health issues facing older people in order to respond effectively to the needs of clients and loved ones.
Emotional grounding techniques are sensory experiences which anchor us in the present and help us manage emotions and maintain wellbeing. This course explores a range of sensory activities which can be used by individuals as coping tools and by professionals with their clients.
Identifying and responding appropriately to mental health issues can often be complex when a person also has other disabilities. Learn how mental health and other disabilities interact and acquire the skills needed to identify and support clients with a dual diagnosis.
Personality disorders are one of the most misunderstood and stigmatised mental health conditions. This practical and accessible workshop is designed to sort the myths from the facts and empower better service provision.
Our moods and emotions can be a powerful force in our lives, impacting work, relationships, productivity and ultimately our quality of life. Rather than exploring the complex causes of mental health and emotional variability, this course focuses on a series of practical and effective tools anyone can use on a daily basis to manage our moods and deal with emotions more effectively.
Drawing on the science of stress and evidence-based anxiety management, this course will strengthen participants’ understanding of the experience of stress and provide practical strategies for dealing with and managing worry, stress and anxiety.
Like many aspects of our lives the experience of trauma can be passed between generations. Explore the particular effects of intergenerational trauma and how it presents in people’s lives to assist in providing more appropriate and empathetic services.
Self-harm involves the deliberate causing of pain or injury to oneself, usually as an extreme way of trying to cope with distressing or painful feelings. This evidence-driven course demystifies self-harming behaviours and explores the diverse forms self-harm can take.
This insightful course explores the nature of psychotic illnesses and provides a stigma-free overview of causes, symptoms and treatments.
This lifesaving course is all about what ordinary people can do to reduce the risk of suicide among colleagues and the wider community. It explores preventative measures, how to talk about suicide, intervention skills and how to get help.
Recovery Oriented Practice is an approach to mental health services which prioritises holistic wellbeing, self-determination and consumer-centred practice.
Service providers and practitioners need to take an individualised, strength-based approach to service provision and be able to form strong recovery alliances.
Many aspects of our lives involve informal but often vitally important counselling situations. This two-day course teaches participants a series of structured, discussion-based counselling tools which will allow them to engage and support others when required.
Over half of people with a serious mental illness are known to misuse substances, while 84% of substance misusers have some sort of mental health disorder. This course explores the complex interrelationship between mental health and substance.
ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) is an interactive two-day workshop that will qualify participants as ASIST-trained caregivers, able to intervene and help prevent the immediate risk of suicide.
Self-regulation of emotions is a constant process that governs our responses to our experiences and environment. This course introduces a set of tools and strategies for modulating responses and managing mood, which can be used personally or with clients.
Strengths-based practice focuses on building a person’s strengths and aptitudes, rather than working on their problems. This course develops strengths-based practitioners’ skills, as well as providing foundation knowledge for those new to this approach.
How do we maintain our equilibrium in an uncertain world? This course draws on evidence-based research in the areas of change management, mental health and resilience training to teach participants how to build resilience and proactively manage wellbeing.
The experience of trauma can have an effect throughout a person’s lifetime, influencing the way they think, work, form relationships and make choices. Gain a better understanding of the trauma experience and be equipped to provide more appropriate and empathetic services.
Dissociation is a mental process where a person disconnects from their thoughts, feelings, memories or sense of identity. This course explores the nature of dissociative illnesses and provides a stigma-free overview of causes, symptoms and treatments.
With the struggle of post-traumatic stress also comes the potential for post-traumatic growth. Grounded in research and solidly evidence-driven, this course explores the potential for leveraging positive transformation in the final stages of trauma recovery.
Traumatic events often have a second wave of impact on the professionals who support the direct survivors, resulting in the “ripple effect” of vicarious trauma. This course explores the impacts of vicarious trauma on professionals and how we can prepare for and recover from it.
Drawing on decades of peer-reviewed research, this course explores what is required for human flourishing and offers a suite of practical, evidence-driven tools for increasing resilience and maintaining psycho-social wellbeing.
One in four Australians will experience a mental illness at some point in their lives. This course looks at general understandings of mental health issues, how to support staff and legal compliance/duty of care requirements for managers.
A majority of Australians experience some form of depression at some time in their lives. This practical course focuses on evidence-based information about what works for managing and recovering from depression and provides a suite of tools for participants to use.
A powerful but easy to learn technique, mindfulness is clinically proven to promote balance and wellbeing while helping with a wide range of mental health disorders. This course provides participants with the foundations for establishing a daily mindfulness practice.
Our internal ‘self-talk’ and nature of our mental life determines our moods, emotions, subjective experiences and ultimately our quality of life. This course provides cognitive tools for reshaping self-talk and modifying thought patterns.
Sometimes the difference between a person becoming overwhelmed by a mental health issue and getting the help they need is the caring intervention of another. This course teaches how to recognise warning signs of mental health issues and what to do in response.
Our Emotional Intelligence is the ability to manage our own emotions and sensitively respond to those of others. This course helps participants identify and develop EQ skills for use in their professional and personal lives.
Solution-focused therapy is a practical, outcome-oriented approach to counselling, which can achieve short-term resolution of a range of problems and issues. This course is suitable for professionals from diverse health, community and education settings.
This specialist two-day crisis response course is the mental health equivalent of standard First Aid, in an Aboriginal context. Led by a skilled Aboriginal trainer this course is ideal for anyone working with Aboriginal communities.
This internationally recognised two-day crisis response course is the mental health equivalent of standard First Aid and will equip participants with the skills to recognise and respond appropriately, until professional help arrives.