17 October 2018Share
“Almost half (45%) Australians will experience a mental illness in their lifetime” (AIHW, 2018). In line with our Mission and Values, and in support of staff wellbeing, ACU is making a two-day Mental Health First Aid workshop available to staff at our Melbourne and Canberra campuses who want to develop their knowledge about mental illness. Participants will learn about mental illness and how to assist someone who may be developing mental health difficulties or who may be experiencing a mental health crisis.
Register early to avoid missing out on this opportunity.
Participants will learn the signs and symptoms of mental illness, where and how to get help for those who experience these issues, and what sort of assistance is effective. The program covers information on the steps involved to provide ‘Mental Health First Aid’ which is the help provided to someone in distress until appropriate professional treatment is received or until the crisis resolves.
All staff wanting to develop their knowledge about mental illness and gain confidence in supporting others in their workplace, community and personal networks who may be experiencing mental health difficulties.
This program aligns to the following ACU Capability Development Framework (CDF) core competencies:
This workshop requires a minimum of 13 participants and participants must be available to attend both session days.
|St Patrick's Campus (Melbourne)||8 November and 15 November 2018||9am - 5pm|
|Signadou Campus (Canberra)||28 November and 5 December 2018||9am - 5pm|
Please register via Staff Connect by 25 October (for the Melbourne workshop) and by 14 November (for the Canberra workshop).
Course Code: Search for ‘Mental Health 1st Aid’ or Course Code 11057.
Further Information about this program is available here.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (03) 9230 3021.
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