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Mental Health Rights Manual

An online guide to help explain your legal and human rights in the mental health and human services systems in New South Wales.

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Recovery Oriented Language Guide

Words are important. The language we use and the stories we tell have great significance to all involved.

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Build on your lived experience or on-the-job experience and receive a nationally recognised qualification.

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Training Registration


Understanding and Responding to Trauma

Course Fee: fully funded, free for all participants add

Duration 2 days
Course Outcomes
  • Identify the different types of trauma people may experience
  • Identify the possible impacts of trauma on individuals and groups of people
  • Recognise when people seek help from services it may create further harm and distress
  • Recognise and respect people‚Äôs diverse survival skills, strengths, needs and responses to the impacts of trauma
  • Identify and respond using the principles of trauma informed care, strengths based and recovery-oriented approaches to promote the mental health and social and emotional wellbeing of individuals and groups
  • Promote safety and respond effectively to distress and disclosures of trauma
  • Apply the principals of trauma informed care and recovery-oriented practice to service delivery and the workplace to promote health and prevent further harm for service users and workers
  • Ideas for inviting feedback, evaluation and leadership with service users and survivors
  • Develop self-care, collective care and protective strategies for sustaining our work and minimising the impact of vicarious trauma in our workplaces.

If you have any questions or issues completing the registration form below, please contact us by email training@mhcc.org.au or phone 02 9060 9627.



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