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Navigating the NDIS for Carers

This workshop will provide information about the National Disability Insurance Scheme for individuals who have a psychosocial disability arising from a mental health condition. It will explain how to apply, how to obtain supporting information, and what to do once you receive an NDIS package. This workshop will be particularly useful for family members or […]

What is Recovery?

This workshop will explore the concept and context of recovery with a particular focus on the personal process and what this means for people with lived experience, families, services and communities. The workshop will cover lived experience and recovery relating to mental health conditions, the evidence of recovery, and the characteristics of services and approaches […]

Let’s Talk Gambling

This workshop will explore the various impacts of problem gambling on the individual and the family focusing on mental health and multicultural communities. The workshop will provide examples of warning signs and the types of support that are available for those experiencing problem gambling and their families.

Understanding Eating Disorders

Eating disorders can affect people of all ages, backgrounds, and body shapes and sizes. This program builds understanding of eating disorders, how they impact psychological and physical health and how best to support recovery.

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.

Understanding Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia, like many mental health conditions, is often misunderstood, stigmatised, and portrayed in popular culture in negative ways. This workshop aims to help people living with schizophrenia and their families, friends and carers to better understand what a diagnosis of schizophrenia means, how to manage it and how to support recovery,

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 […]

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 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.

Alcohol, Drug Use and Mental Health

Many people living with a mental health issue also have problems with alcohol and other drug (AOD) use – and many people who use alcohol and other drugs may have mental health issues.  People with a co-occurring AOD and mental health problem may have worse impairment, a more trying course of illness and are more difficult […]

What is Mental Health?

This stream will provide students with information about recovery, mental health conditions, and the mental health system in the Western Sydney area and across Australia.

Understanding OCD

Washing hands, checking locks, and organizing possessions in a particular way can be part of the experience of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Sometimes called the ‘Doubting Disease’,  why do people living with OCD behave this way? Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder  can be a challenging condition that significantly impacts individuals’ lives. It’s characterized by intrusive, distressing obsessions and repetitive […]

Understanding Bipolar

People who experience bipolar disorder may have extreme mood swings which can range from highly energised, impulsive euphoria (sometimes to the point of having delusions and hallucinations) to extreme depression and to remission in a mostly unpredictable pattern. This can be frightening and difficult to live with or deal with.

Understanding Anxiety

Anxiety is a common mental health condition characterised by excessive worry, fear, and nervousness about future events or situations. It often includes physical symptoms like rapid heartbeat, sweating, and muscle tension. While some level of anxiety is normal, anxiety disorders involve persistent and overwhelming feelings of apprehension that interfere with daily life. These disorders can […]

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.

ماهو التعافي؟ (What is Recovery?, Arabic)

This workshop will explore the concept and context of recovery with a particular focus on the personal process and what this means for people with lived experience, families, services and communities. The workshop will cover lived experience and recovery relating to mental health conditions, the evidence of recovery, and the characteristics of services and approaches […]

فهم القلق (Understanding Anxiety, Arabic)

What is anxiety? Anxiety is a common mental health condition characterised by excessive worry, fear, and nervousness about future events or situations. It often includes physical symptoms like rapid heartbeat, sweating, and muscle tension. While some level of anxiety is normal, anxiety disorders involve persistent and overwhelming feelings of apprehension that interfere with daily life. […]

Understanding OCD

Washing hands, checking locks, and organizing possessions in a particular way can be part of the experience of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Sometimes called the ‘Doubting Disease’,  why do people living with OCD behave this way? Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder  can be a challenging condition that significantly impacts individuals’ lives. It’s characterized by intrusive, distressing obsessions and repetitive […]

Alcohol, Drug Use and Mental Health

Many people living with a mental health issue also have problems with alcohol and other drug (AOD) use – and many people who use alcohol and other drugs may have mental health issues.  People with a co-occurring AOD and mental health problem may have worse impairment, a more trying course of illness and are more difficult […]

ADHD, Autism and Neurodiversity: How different brains work differently

Some people’s brains work differently to most people’s. It’s hard being different when the whole world of school, work and play is designed for how ‘normal’ people’s brains work; and when parents, teachers, friends and colleagues don’t get that what’s easy and normal for them isn’t just as easy for you. Living with this is […]

معرفة كيفية عمل نظام الصحة النفسية (Navigating the Mental Health System, Arabic)

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 […]

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 Eating Disorders

Eating disorders can affect people of all ages, backgrounds, and body shapes and sizes. This program builds understanding of eating disorders, how they impact psychological and physical health and how best to support recovery. By the end of this workshop participants will have learned about: the different eating disorders, and how each of these eating […]

Understanding Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia, like many mental health conditions, is often misunderstood, stigmatised, and portrayed in popular culture in negative ways. This workshop aims to help people living with schizophrenia and their families, friends and carers to better understand what a diagnosis of schizophrenia means, how to manage it and how to support recovery.