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Mental Health Education Programs

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PROGRAM ONE

Mental Health First Aid (2-day face to face) – Accredited by Mental Health First Aid Australia

The 12-hour Mental Health First Aid course teaches adults (18 years and over) how to provide initial support to adults who are developing a mental illness or experiencing a mental health crisis. Over 2 days you will learn about the signs and symptoms of common and disabling mental health problems, how to provide initial help, where and how to get professional help, what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective, and how to provide first aid in a crisis.

Note: Organisations can only register one employee for the Mental Health First Aid Program (Either Face to Face or Blended) which will be funded by GCC.  If you would like to add additional staff, please contact industryprojects@genu.org.au, who can invoice you directly for additional places.

Course participants receive a copy of the Standard MHFA Manual to keep and a certificate of completion which is valid for three years.

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April 26 - 27, 2022 | 9am - 5pm Register
June 20 - 21, 2022 | 9am - 5pm Register
August 23 - 24, 2022 | 9am - 5pm Register
October 18 - 19, 2022 | 9am - 5pm Register
December 6 - 7, 2022 | 9am - 5pm Register
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PROGRAM TWO

Community Mental Health First Aid (Blended) – Accredited by Mental Health First Aid Australia

This Mental Health First Aid course teaches adults (18 years and over) how to provide initial support to adults who are developing a mental illness or experiencing a mental health crisis. You will learn about the signs and symptoms of common and disabling mental health problems, how to provide initial help, where and how to get professional help, what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective, and how to provide first aid in a crisis.

Course component 1

A self-paced eLearning component: Community blended Mental Health First Aid (takes 5-7 hours to complete).
An e-voucher will be emailed to you upon confirmation of your registration. The e-voucher will allow you to access the eLearning component, which must be completed PRIOR to the live webinars.

Course component 2

2 x 2.5-hour Instructor-led sessions using video conferencing delivered over 2 consecutive days 10:00 am – 1:00 pm (includes 30-minute break).

Note: Organisations can only register one employee for the Mental Health First Aid Program (Either Face to Face or Blended) which will be funded by GCC.  If you would like to add additional staff, please contact industryprojects@genu.org.au, who can invoice you directly for additional places.

Course participants receive a copy of the Standard MHFA Manual to keep and a certificate of completion which is valid for three years.

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May 24 - 25, 2022 | 10am - 12.30pm Register
July 12 - 13, 2022 | 10am - 12.30pm Register
September 20 - 21, 2022 | 10am - 12.30pm Register
November 29 - 30, 2022 | 10am - 12.30pm Register
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PROGRAM THREE

Mental Health Awareness for Community Leaders

The 5-hour Mental Health Awareness for Community Leaders and Business Owners assists in ensuring you have the knowledge and strategies in place to support members of your community groups or businesses.

  • What is a mental health?
  • Identifying signs in your workers
  • How to approach a conversation with an employee
  • Encouraging good mental health at work
  • Strategies to prevent mental health problems
  • Legislation
  • Rights and Responsibilities
  • Managing work loads

Course participants receive a statement of participation.

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May 10, 2022 | 10am - 3pm Register
June 16, 2022 | 10am - 3pm Register
July 28, 2022 | 10am - 3pm Register
August 18, 2022 | 10am - 3pm Register
September 22, 2022 | 10am - 3pm Register
October 27, 2022 | 10am - 3pm Register
November 17, 2022 | 10am - 3pm Register
December 15, 2022 | 10am - 3pm Register
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PROGRAM FOUR

Managing your own Mental Wellbeing (Webinar)

The 1-hour Webinar is suitable for anyone wanting to learn strategies to manage their own Mental Wellbeing.

Topics covered include:

  • What do we mean by being mentally healthy? What is mental illness in this continuum?
  • Understanding the signs and symptoms of depression, anxiety, and substance misuse.
  • Strategies to manage your wellbeing.

Course participants receive a statement of participation.

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May 11, 2022 | 10:30am - 11.30am Register
June 14, 2022 | 2pm - 3pm Register
July 12, 2022 | 2pm - 3pm Register
August 9, 2022 | 2pm - 3pm Register
September 7, 2022 | 2pm - 3pm Register
October 11, 2022 | 2pm - 3pm Register
November 29, 2022 | 2pm - 3pm Register
December 13, 2022 | 2pm - 3pm Register

Mental Health Trainer – Jules Haddock

Jules has over 30 years’ experience in supporting vulnerable people in the community. As a Mental Health Educator for GenU Training, she impresses the importance of understanding mental health for all.

Owner of The Anxious Bird, she shares her own story of Lived experience and recovery through education. Author of Chirpee The Anxious Bird, and Finding Faith in Mental illness, she also is a practicing artist, celebrating the freedom of mental health in her paintings.

She encourages creative avenues for conversations centred on our mental wellbeing.

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