In Australia 25% of workers take time off each year for stress-related reasons.
According to the World Health Organisation, mental health is “a state of well-being in which every individual realises his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community.”
This program is aimed at staff wanting to build awareness of mental health, well-being, suicide and domestic violence. Participants will be equipped with the skills to respond to others who are struggling in a way that is non-judgmental, respectful, empowering and enhances safety.
Recognise when a colleague, friend or family member is struggling;
Respond in an appropriate and compassionate manner;
Refer to a suitable service for ongoing support.
What will I learn?
In Accidental Counsellor, you will learn how to:
Recognise when another person is in crisis;
Respond in an appropriate, compassionate and empowering way;
Refer for ongoing support.
You will NOT be expected to be a counsellor.
In Domestic Violence Awareness, you will learn how to:
Recognise categories of behaviors that constitute domestic violence;
Respond to another who discloses that they are living with domestic violence;
Take care of yourself and keep yourself safe during and after a conversation about domestic violence.
Live ACU's Mission, Vision and Values
Adapt to and Lead Change
Communicate with Impact
Make Informed Decisions
Please register via Staff Connect link given below no later than one week prior to the workshop.
For registration enquiries: email: email@example.com or call Learning and Development, Human Resources on (02) 9465 9200.
If the date and location of the workshop advertised is not convenient for you, you can now express your interest through the expression of interest link for any of the programs. You will be added to the registration list and the workshop will be scheduled in the specific campus or month when we have sufficient numbers.