mental health

Mental Health First Aid MHFA1703

The course everyone should do! That’s the feedback from dozens of people who find this very practical hands on, straightforward two-day course so applicable, personally and professionally. This course has a worldwide trusted reputation for giving people a basic understanding of the some of the most common mental health problems currently affecting 1 in 5 Australians and the strategies to respond. Very much structured like a physical first aid course, you will learn about some of the signs and symptoms that may indicate someone is mentally unwell, and exactly what to do if you are faced with someone experiencing a mental health crisis. The Certificate of Attendance for attending the two-day workshop has become a valued addition to many people’s CV and their prospective employers.

This course is delivered by Accredited MHFA Instructors.

Optional formal assessment:

CHCMHS001 – Work with people with mental health issues.


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Introduction to Peer Work – 2 days IPW0916

This short course is for people considering undertaking the CHC43515 Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work.

Peer workers use their experience to facilitate recovery and wellbeing. They also bridge gaps between supports provided by other professionals and influence the culture and practice of services. This two-day program will place you at the forefront of peer workforce development.

Topics covered include:

  • What is peer work and peer support?
  • Philosophy, principles, ethics and values of peer work
  • Peer work and consumer recovery and carer wellbeing
  • Benefits of peer work for people, families, workers, organisations and community
  • Purposeful storytelling from a consumer or carer perspective
  • Reciprocity – sharing and learning from others
  • Peer work roles
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CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health

This qualification reflects the role of workers who provide self-directed recovery oriented support for people affected by mental illness and psychiatric disability.  It is suitable for those who are seeking to develop specialist skills to work with clients who face challenges with their mental health, including those who have some work or volunteer experience in community services or health and want to branch out into mental health work.

The course will examine the link between mental health and other personal and community issues, as well as exploring mental health in the community and in the work place. A focus on working with families dealing with mental health issues is also covered.

A structured workplace learning component is included to deliver practical skills.

Download the Qualification Information Brochure for more details

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