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Mental Health / Wellbeing Training

An interactive and engaging Accredited Mental Health First Aid Instructor - delivering Standard and for Older Persons. Offering Boutique Wellbeing workshops that are designed to suit your needs.

 
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Research tells us that 20% of Australians aged over 16 will experience a diagnosable mental illness each year. That nearly 50% of the population will experience an episode during their lifetime.

With growing concerns around the catastrophic events like the bushfires and now the pandemic, as a community, we must learn how to effectively and quickly support one another.

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an evidence-based training course, which gives participants the skills and confidence to have supportive conversations with their friends, family, co-workers, and community.

The training outcomes are:

  • Increased mental health literacy

  • Increased confidence in providing initial support

  • Decreased stimatising, isolating attitudes

  • Increased help provided to others

  • Confidence to encourage access to appropriate professional help.

 

MHFA is based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of people with lived experience of mental health problems and professionals.

Training Options

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Face-to-face course for adults (18 years and over).Learn how to assist adults who are developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis, until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves.

This course provides a 3-year accreditation on successful completion of an online quiz.

 

Duration: 12-hours over 2 or 4 sessions
Type: Workplace or community training

For: Single facilitator - up to 14 participants.
Second facilitator - 15-25 participants
Includes: Fourth Edition MHFA Manual

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Face-to-face course for adults (18 years and over).

Learn how to assist people aged 65+ who are developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis, until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves.

This course provides a 3-year accreditation on successful completion of an online quiz.

 

Duration: 12-hours over 2 or 4 sessions
Type: Workplace or community training

For: Single facilitator - up to 14 participants.
Second facilitator - 15-25 participants
Includes: Fourth Edition MHFA Manual

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This course gives participants an opportunity to understand what Mental Health is and when you should become concerned for someone. In this course you will:

  • Start to know what Mental Health is, the facts and the factors which affect it

  • See how stigma is a barrier to getting essential support

  • Understand the different mental disorders and their signs and symptoms

  • Learn to start a conversation with someone in distress and keep yourself safe

  • Know what resources are there to support you.

Duration: 2.5-hours face-to-face
Type: Workplace or community training

For: up to 20 participants.
 

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This workshop designed for workplace teams, gives participants an opportunity to understand what Wellbeing is and how to get Connected and Thrive. It is adapted to the organisation’s values and mission. Julie provides both an educational and interactive environment that is engaging, fun, safe and enjoyable.

In this workshop participants will:

  • Undertake pre-session work that helps them identify their strengths that energise them, and those that don’t (start to decode these)

  • Learn about brain chemistry and how we can influence its impacts on our mood

  • Come to understand Wellbeing and its connection to our Mental Health

  • Know what the elements of Wellbeing are

  • Connect to these elements in a pragmatic way

  • Understand how values drive us

  • Know what resources are there to support this journey.

 

Duration: 2.5-hours face-to-face
Type: Workplace or community training

For: up to 20 participants.

Your Training Facilitator

Accredited in 2018, Leigh has delivered both in-house MHFA training to large
organisations, and externally for representatives of the community.

Leigh brings over 25 years of Mental Health therapeutic knowledge and experience
based on her career in social work and now having her own private Clinical
Psychological Practice. She has also lived with hardship, adversity and circuitous
routes that have disrupted life and career, so knows how tough it is to support others
when our own lives are a bit messy!

Leigh came to MHFA training as a way to provide tools and support for others who
care for those with mental ill-health. Leigh's compassion and drive to help others is
clear, with an energetic presentation style that is adaptive to the audience, she provides
both an educational and interactive environment that is safe and enjoyable.

 

Between January 7th and December 31st 2019, Leigh was commissioned by Wesley Mission Queensland (WMQ) to implement a research pilot project as funded by the Primary Health Network (PHN) South, implementing and measuring the effectiveness of Mental Health Psychological Service for those aged 65+ living in a residential aged care facility. 

As a result, Leigh became acutely familiar with the issues pertaining to aged care and how this can impact on the mental health of the individual and the group. Her training and quality services were developed to assist those working in Aged Care settings to be able to recognise potential issues and respond in an evidence based, appropriate manner to reduce risk and suffering and connect residents to timely assistance. 

 

Leigh truly understand the pain points when training staff in aged care facilities. Part of the schedule of services includes assisting with staffing coordination to make arrangements to work with other care facilities or organisations, share costs and assist with rostering issues which can pose barriers to training opportunities for staff.

Leigh Fraser-Gray SMHSW MHFA