Understanding Mental Distress

Professional Development Series - Half day introduction

IntroductionThis 3 hour workshop is designed to increase understanding and awareness of the different ways people make meaning of their experience of 'mental illness' (mental distress).

This understanding, when applied, can improve rapport and communication and contribute to more meaningful support. 


Who is this for?

This workshop is an ideal introduction to mental health and recovery concepts for workers and managers across a wide range of mental health and human services sector organisations.


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This qualification requires attendance at a 3 hour face-to-face training session.*

Statement of Participation

A statement of participation will be granted upon satisfactory attendance of the required training sessions.

*Subject to change. Training requirements will be confirmed upon enrolment.


Key Learnings

  • Introduction to mental health and recovery
  • Different ways of understanding 'mental illness'
  • Responding to people experiencing extreme distress
  • Self care

Units of Competency

This course has no accredited units of competency.


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