COURSE

Supporting People with Mental Illness

This is a short nationally accredited course, beneficial for anyone wishing to understand how to better support those who may be experiencing mental illness. This course meets the requirements of CHCMHS001 – Work with people with mental health issues. 




Course Overview

This nine hour course is suitable for anyone 18 years and over, to learn how to recognise signs of deteriorating mental health, how to communicate and support the person at risk. This nationally accredited course is a unit of competency within the Community Services, Defence, Health, Sports Fitness and Recreation, Correctional Services and Creative Arts and Culture Training Packages.

The next virtual delivery of this course is over three consecutive Thursday nights August, 11, 18 and 25 from 6pm – 9pm 

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$189.00per person

This course is only for those 18 years and over. Next Virtual Course is over three consecutive Thursday nights August, 11, 18 and 25 from 6pm – 9pm 

Register here now!

Course Objectives

Participants will gain an understanding of:

1

Identify signs of mental illnesses

2

Establish respectful relationships with people with mental illness

3

Appropriately communicate to support person centered care for people with or developing a mental illness

4

Work with people with mental illness to meet aspirations and needs

5

Provide support to meet the needs of a person with mental illness, while protecting the rights of the sufferer and the support person

6

How to identify and support a person in a suicide crisis

Benefits of this course

This is nationally accredited course

This course meets the requirements of CHCMHS001 - Work with people with mental health issues

Early Intervention

People often notice changes in those around them and therefore can become equipped to know how to encourage early help seeking from a professional

Appropriate Communication

Learning how to communicate with a person experiencing or at risk of mental illness is important in allowing the person to talk about how they are feeling

Breaking Stigma

Normalising appropriate conversations about mental illness can assist in breaking the stigma that exists

Early Intervention

People often notice changes in those around them and therefore can become equipped to know how to encourage early help seeking from a professional

Maintain Best Practice

Education to support best outcomes for clients as part of a team with allied health professionals.

Study reveals more education is needed

Eleni of Brazengrowth is the first author of "Exercise Professionals' Knowledge and Understanding of Eating Disorders and Excessive Exercise''. You can read this study in the Juniper Online Journal of Public Health here.

Recommendations for the Fitness Industry

Brazengrowth headed up a steering committee and collaborated with the lnsideOut Institute of Eating Disorders, exercise professionals and AUSactive (formerly known as Fitness Australia) to formulate a set of recommendations to provide guidance to exercise professionals when engaging with clients at risk of eating disorders and/or excessive exercise

What Participants Think

Supporting People with Mental Illness

$189.00
per person

This course is only for those 18 years and over 

Frequently Asked Questions

At present the course is delivered via Zoom over three weekly sessions with flexible directed self study hours

As this course is nationally recognised training, a Unique Student Identifier (USI) is required. This involves an easy online application. See USI Fact Sheet for information on how to apply for a USI go to the Unique Student Identifier (USI) Website for additional information.

Competency based assessment is a requirement of  the course and will be conducted through a mix of assessment methods which includes role plays, short answer questions and case studies.

You will receive clear assessment instructions and an opportunity will be provided for resubmission of assessments if required.

$239 and includes a course manual. Funding may be available for eligible participants.

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Work with People with Mental Illness

This is a short nationally accredited course, beneficial for anyone wishing to understand how to better support those who may be experiencing mental illness. This course meets the requirements of CHCMHS001 - Work with people with mental health issues.

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If you would like to have a chat about counseling, public speaking, or any of the courses I offer, feel free to contact me and I will be in touch with you.