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Understanding Trauma

This course will provide an understanding of how trauma can be triggered during stressful events. Dr Bruce Perry’s ‘Three R’s: Regulate, Relate and Reason’ provides a framework for service users and service providers that uses calm connection as a means to improve the experience of service access and a foundation for effective collaborative problem solving. […]

Domestic Violence & Mental Health

This workshop explores the mental health needs of victims and survivors of domestic violence. The workshop draws upon up-to-date research on domestic violence, mental health and the lived experiences of survivors and their supporters. By the end of this course, students will have a better understanding of what domestic violence is, who it affects, the […]

Strong Social & Emotional Wellbeing

This workshop provides students with the cultural understanding required to deliver mental health services within a social and emotional wellbeing framework. This course is open to both Indigenous and non-Indigenous students. This workshop has been revised and updated to support the need for physical distancing during the pandemic. This workshop was previously delivered as Working Together.  […]

Creativity for Wellbeing

In this workshop series, students will explore how creative processes can support mindfulness practice and promote wellbeing throughout recovery. Through interactive discussion and take-home exercises, this series will challenge what ‘being creative’ means and build the confidence of individuals to explore their own creative potential. This workshop is delivered over four 2.5 hour sessions OR […]

Home Sweet Home: Reorganising Your Home

This workshop is intended for people and their families or significant others and service providers working with people affected by hoarding disorders. Students will be given tools and skills to ‘declutter’ a living space that becomes unsafe or uncomfortable to live in. This workshop series is being offered online during Term 4 2022. Students should […]

Understanding Personality Disorders

This workshop is an introduction to understanding personality disorders. It looks at the history, prevalence and types of mental health conditions that are called personality disorders, and helps students to understand what it is like to live with these conditions. Supports and treatments will be discussed along with key principles of self-care and self-management strategies. […]

Self-Care

Recovery depends on all the people involved – people living with mental health issues, workers, and carers, family and friends – being as strong and resilient as possible.  When there are lots of demands and stressors, it is very easy to neglect the things that can help us feel strong and resilient. Self-care is becoming one of the […]

Building Self-Confidence

This program focuses on the theoretical and practical ways to build self-confidence and self-esteem. Self-confidence can help in the recovery process and empower individuals to take active ownership of their journey and help them engage fully in all aspects of their life. This program involves a mixture of practical sessions and education to integrate learning […]

Effective Communication Skills

A specially updated version of Effective Communication Skills to include online communications, this workshop series will introduce students to the ways in which we sometimes change how we communicate in an online context and how to ensure we are communicating effectively in an online setting. This program builds understanding of the skills of communication and […]

Navigating the Mental Health System

It can often be a difficult process to start a recovery journey when there are so many services out there to choose from. This program has been designed to assist people in navigating the mental health system in Western Sydney and to unpack what sorts of support different services can offer and when, how, and […]

Understanding Depression

What is depression? This program builds understanding of depression and how it impacts on individuals, their carers and families. The program also explores recovery, coping strategies and self-management techniques. By the end of this workshop, students will have achieved the following learning objectives: Explain how serious and common depression is Identify the signs and symptoms […]