Mental Health Awareness

EMPOWER

In a 2-hour session, EMPOWER provides a general perspective of mental health and well-being. This includes: understanding mental health and stigma, recognizing the signs of mental disorders, how and when to refer to a mental health professional, & ways you can develop and support your mental health.


Mental Health First Aid

All mental health first aid courses are based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of people with lived experience of mental health problems and professionals.

MHFA: Engaging Leaders (2 hours)

This course will help leaders, decision-makers and influencers understand the benefits that MHFA can offer in helping to create mentally healthy workplaces. This course contains information about how leaders can support their employees who may be experiencing a mental health problem and is based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of people with lived experience of mental health problems and professionals in workplace well-being.

Standard Adult Mental Health First Aid (SMHFA) (12 hours)

The SMHFA course teaches adults how to provide initial support to adults who are developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of an existing problem or having a mental health crisis. The help is provided until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves. Mental health problems covered are:


Standard Adult MHFA Refresher (4-5 hours)

The aim of the Refresher Courses is to update and build upon skills learned in the initial 12-hour MHFA course. The course contains new films and additional materials and is delivered in either in-person or on Zoom. Anyone who has completed a 12-hour MHFA course in the last 3 years is eligible to attend.

MHFA for the Suicidal Person (4 hours)

The 4-hour Mental Health First Aid for the Suicidal Person course is for any interested adult. You will learn the skills and acquire the knowledge required to safely have a conversation with a suicidal person.

MHFA for Non-Suicidal Self-Injury (4 hours)

The 4-hour Mental Health First Aid for Non-Suicidal Self-Injury course is for any interested adult. You will learn how to assist a person who is engaging in self-injury.

MHFA for Gambling Problems (4 hours)

The 4-hour Mental Health First Aid for Gambling Problems course is for any interested adult. You will learn how to identify, approach and support someone experiencing gambling problems using a practical, evidence-based action plan.

Blended Online MHFA Workplace/Community

The Blended Online Courses have been adapted from the Standard Mental Health First Aid Course for adults. In these informative and practical courses, you will learn about the signs and symptoms of common and disabling mental health problems in adults, 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 mental health first aid in a crisis situation using a practical, evidence-based action plan.


These courses comprise a self-paced e-learning component (5-7 hours) plus 2 x 2.5 hour instructor-led Zoom sessions.

The Workplace course provides participants with the knowledge and skills to provide initial mental health first aid to assist colleagues, clients, and other workplace contacts who may be developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis, and how to connect people needing assistance to existing workplace supports and external professional help.

Mental health first aid skills learnt by participants in the Community course can be applied in any setting. Course content includes case-studies, videos and resources tailored to the learning needs of community/public course participants.

Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) (14 Hours)

The 14-hour Youth Mental Health First Aid Course is for adults who work, live or care for adolescents, such as school staff, parents, sports coaches, community group leaders and youth workers.


Learn about adolescent development, the signs and symptoms of the common and disabling mental health problems in young people, where and how to get help when a young person is developing a mental illness, what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective, and how to provide first aid in crisis situations.

Resilience and Motivation (Individual) - Online

Becoming

Unlocking the True, New, Authentic You. Discover new joys as you learn to let go of living the way that others think you should and, instead, live your life as the real YOU.


In this course you will:


Rise Up

How to Overcome Challenges, Build Resilience, and Achieve Your Goals. This course equips you with the tools to use overwhelming force against your challenges, so you can conquer them and reach your goals.


In this course, you’ll learn how to:


Ascendance

Creating a mindset for success. Create your ideal lifestyle and the mindset, beliefs, and habits that support it.


In this course, you’ll learn how to:


  • Create a mindset that pursues success and isn’t afraid of failure
  • Attack limiting beliefs
  • Eliminate self-limiting thought patterns
  • Create intentions and goals that match your personal version of success
  • Defeat negative habits and create new, empowering habits
  • Create a plan for living the best year of your life

Resilience & Motivation (Workplace)

HART (High Adversity Resilience Training)


High Adversity Resilience Training (HART) is aimed at people who work in high adversity occupations that regularly face highly stressful situations to help reduce the risk of burnout, depression, anxiety, PTSD, and suicidal ideation. It is also designed to equip individuals with the skills and knowledge ahead of time to help them manage future challenges.


It is an advanced program to help build resilient cultures through:


  • Leadership coaching - Tools for leaders and managers to build a culture of resilience
  • Management workshops - Building leadership capabilities that ensures program success
  • Online training – An AI-powered digital course available through the Driven Resilience App, usable by participants and their families
  • Create intentions and goals that match your personal version of success
  • Assessments - Tools to track progress to achieve scientific measurability

The curriculum includes advanced techniques such as compartmentalisation, trauma resilience, shift work strategies, through to high adversity humour. The course builds from the latest research in high adversity resilience, using a neuroscience-based approach to create lasting behavioural benefits.

Recovery

PHYNIX Rhythms

PHYNIX Rhythms Drum Workshops will provide people with the opportunity to experience positive social interactions, and develop valuable life skills, by combining the power of drumming with the fun, safe, communal environment of a small group setting.


Through the use of drum exercises as metaphors for discussion points, participants will be encouraged to explore and express thoughts and emotions whilst also reaping theexperiential benefits of performing rhythmic music.


These workshops are based on Simon Faulkner’s “Rhythm to Recovery” method of Drum Circlefacilitation, which he has demonstrated, and taught, globally. These workshops have been proven to be effectual with helping people with a variety of mental health or social issues, as well as general wellbeing.


Topics include:


  • Resilience and Recovery
  • Workplace Development
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Bullying Awareness and Prevention
  • Violence Prevention
  • Alcohol & Drug Prevention & Early Intervention Program