Training Services

Training formats we offer
  • In situ practice development and mentoring – one:one and group-based
  • Professional supervision and coaching
  • Group-based training sessions – 2 hours, half day, one full day and two full days
  • E-learning – Mental Health First Aid
  • Supervision of undergraduate and post graduate students

How it works
  • Select any of the stand alone 2 hour sessions or mix and match into a half day, full day, two day or a longer training program for your organisation.
  • Talk it over with Leanne who will then tailor training specifically for your organisation and the learning and professional development needs of your staff.
  • Colleagues with lived experience are frequently engaged to assist Leanne with training sessions.

Seven Training streams

Stream 1:   Mental health essentials – two hour sessions
  • The mental health service system jigsaw
  • The mental health policy jigsaw
  • Recovery – National Framework for Recovery Oriented practice and service delivery
  • Psychological distress – what we know about psychological distress in Australia and the importance of early assistance
  • Overview mental health disorders and conditions
  • Understanding mental health law

Stream 2:  Understanding common mental disorders - how common, impacts on individuals and families, self-management, care, support and treatment, key practice skills and helpful resources
  • Anxiety Disorder 
  • Depression
  • Bipolar
  • Psychoses
  • Hoarding disorder
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Post traumatic stress disorder
  • Eating disorders
Stream 3:   Supporting personal recovery – 2 hour sessions
  • Supporting personal recovery and self-management
  • Recovery and wellbeing tools and resources
  • Recovery and relationships
  • Supporting families and friends
  • Supporting children in families experiencing mental illness
  • Self care and boundaries

Stream 4:   Practice development – 2 hour sessions
  • Recovery-oriented practice
  • Strengths-based practice
  • Trauma informed practice
  • Non-coercive practice
  • Integrating and using personal experience
  • Valuing and integrating lived experience
  • Value-based practice
  • Integrating e-mental health programs and resources into practice
  • Systemic advocacy
  • Community development
  • Campaign building
  • Research and Evaluation
  • Developing programs
  • Writing policy
  • Working through ethical dilemmas

Stream 5:   Skills for life – 2 hour sessions
Promoting resilience
Managing distressing or derailing thoughts and emotions
Problem solving
Thinking skills
Stress management
Resolving conflict
Developmental milestones and wellbeing across the life cycle
Suicide awareness and prevention

Stream 6:   Organisational development
  • Building a recovery-oriented organisation
  • Valuing and utilising lived experience
  • Developing a peer workforce
  • Promoting a mentally healthy workforce
  • Building a trauma-informed workplace
  • Understanding, valuing and being inclusive of cultural diversity and people from immigrant, refugee and asylum seeking backgrounds
  • Being inclusive of and responsive to LGBTI people, family, friends and communities
  • Building, evaluating and sustaining organisational partnerships

Stream 7:   Mental Health First Aid courses
  • Standard Mental health First Aid – 12 hour course
  • Blended MHFA for the White Collar Workplace
  • Blended MHFA for Tertiary Students (coming soon)