Training

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) teaches participants how to assist people 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.

I am an Accredited Mental Health First Aid Instructor. You can find my upcoming course dates and locations here to directly arrange a course for yourself, an organisation or group.

Standard Mental Health First Aid training is two full days (12hrs total) and covers depression, anxiety, psychosis, self-harm, suicide, trauma and substance use.

 

A comprehensive hard copy manual is supplied.

​​Blended Mental Health First Aid for Tertiary Students training is in two steps: Step 1 is 6hrs online content where you pay MHFA Australia directly. Step 2 is 4hrs face to face training where I am paid directly. The Blended MHFA training covers depression, anxiety, eating disorders, self-harm, suicide, trauma and substance use.

 

A comprehensive hard copy manual is supplied.

I am an Accredited Mental Health First Aid Instructor. You can find my upcoming course dates and locations here to directly arrange a course for yourself, an organisation or group.

Understanding Trauma Program

 

Trauma - neurophysiology and treatment 

  1. What is trauma?

  2. The evidence-base

  3. Neuroendocrinology and trauma

  4. Stress, attachment and coping

  5. Mental health and trauma

  6. Diagnostic considerations 

  7. Treatment modalities and considerations 

 

Trauma informed care - principles and skills

  1. What is trauma informed care?

  2. The evidence base

  3. TIC Framework: Six principles

  4. Parent/Caregiver issues

  5. Support options

  6. Best practice

  7. Self-care and reflection

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Men's Violence Program

 

Unpacking Men's Violence

  1. Defining domestic and family violence

  2. Types of violence

  3. Neurobiology of violence and trauma 

  4. Impacts on partners and children

  5. Unhealthy relationships

  6. Safety, risk and legal issues

  7. Support services

 

Changing Men's Violence

  1. Defining toxic masculinity

  2. Gender-based violence

  3. Coercion and control

  4. Healthy relationships

  5. Accountability and responsibility

  6. Educating boys and young men

  7. Sustaining change plan