This course is currently unavailable. You might like to try our Mental Health Chat online virtual workshop.
See how to recognise, respond and refer when working with someone who may have mental health concerns.
MH-Aware is a mental health awareness training program designed to enable participants to recognise, respond and refer when working with someone who may have a mental health problem. There is also a module on self-care to ensure that participants take responsibility for their own well-being. Topics covered include:
- What is mental illness?
- Impact and prevalence of mental illness in Australia
- Experiences of people with mental illness
- Treatments for mental illness
- Interacting with people with mental illness
- Appropriate language and terminology
- How to listen and support including the skills of:
- Active listening
- Open and closed questioning
- Check safety, including asking about suicide.
- Appropriate referrals
- How to make a referral.
- Tips and tools for self-care.
The training is delivered by qualified, experienced Lifeline trainers. Participants receive a Statement of Attendance at completion of the course.
Format: Blended training model comprising two hours e-learning, and four-hour face-to-face session with a qualified Lifeline trainer. The course will be tailored to the specific needs of participants.
Resources: Participant workbook, e-learning.
Outcome: Participants are equipped to recognise, respond and refer when working with someone who may have mental health issue, and to check their safety.