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Presentation Skills Training

Would you like to learn how to talk to groups about mental health? This might be a formal or informal presentation to a carers group, a committee, a student group or in an organisation. This three-part workshop series will give students the skills to speak in front of a group of people and write short presentations. Students will also learn how to consider the audience, purpose and context in developing such presentations.

By the end of the three workshops, students will be able to:

  • Identify what makes presentations effective and engaging (and what doesn’t!)
  • Describe different audiences and the issues they might need to deal with, particularly taking into account the issues of language use, trauma and triggering.
  • Organise and structure their own story to connect with different audiences.
  • Establish a sense of safety and comfort with a group.
  • Develop questioning techniques to encourage engagement and exploration.
  • Use techniques to manage group time and processing.
  • Use their voice and body more effectively.
  • Use techniques to overcome nerves


Students are strongly encouraged to attend all three days in this workshop series, and must attend the first workshop to attend the second, and so on. Please complete only one enrolment form for all three workshop dates. 

Please note this workshop is intended for students who identify as consumers or carers.


Important! Before you enrol: We are required to provide our services to people who live/work/study or provide services in the Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) area. If you are not sure whether you are eligible, please check Who can attend recovery college. If your address is outside of WSLHD area but you study or provide services within the Western Sydney LHD, please ensure you respond to the relevant question on the enrolment form to explain your connection to the area.

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