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Top 5 tips for building a mentally healthy workplace

19
Oct

Workplace stress is a reality around the world. In a recent study, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) found that work-related stress around the world costs global society billions in direct and indirect costs annually (source: WFMH). And the ramifications go far deeper than the financial costs – the human costs of workplace stress can equate […]

Conscious parents and teachers

15
Oct

Profound and long-lasting impact of actions and words on children A plethora of research shows most adult behaviour problems are linked to childhood experiences. Recently I was at a seminar where the speaker a psychologist narrated a story about how a simple remark like “you are getting too big for your boots” from a teacher […]

3 steps to providing mental health first-aid

08
Oct

The World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH) suggests at least 1 in 4 adults will experience mental health difficulties at one time or another, but many will receive “little or no help” when in an emergency. In contrast, the majority of those with physical health difficulties will be offered physical health first-aid by the public […]

TSA student support team, we are here for you!

02
Oct

If you have been thinking about studying online with Trainsmart Australia but still have a few questions or concerns, our dedicated full time Career and Student Support team are here to give you all the guidance you need to become a better version of yourself. The feedback we constantly hear from our students is that our […]

Bring your creative make-up skills to life on the stage and screen

01
Oct

Ever wondered what it’s like to be behind the scenes of a successful production and create characters that excite, intrigue, and even terrify? Play your part in the glamorous and exciting world of film, theatre, media and television as a creative make-up artist and you’ll not only find out, but you’ll also be able to […]

Are mental health patients the “poor cousins” of physical health patients?

28
Sep

It’s relatively straightforward for most doctors in Australia to treat someone with a physical health issue. A doctor will discuss symptoms, do a thorough check-up, make a diagnosis, and prescribe appropriate medication if necessary. But it seems many doctors struggle to effectively and respectfully treat those with mental health issues, as a recent memoir has […]

How to break the stigma around mental illness in the workplace

25
Sep

More than 70% of people with mental illness actively hide their mental illness from others, with many of those doing so out of fear of discrimination when looking for or keeping a job, according to a recent report by the World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH). Although mental illness is experienced to some degree by […]

How to fit 15 hours of study into a week?

21
Sep

Fitting in your studies alongside your work and other commitments is far from being mission impossible – it’s as simple as taking some time out to plan your schedule. So, how do you fit 15 hours of study into a week? Follow these steps and you’ll find out how easy it can be, and get […]

What is World Mental Health Day?

17
Sep

What is World Mental Health Day? World Mental Health Day is an initiative introduced by the World Federation for Mental Health and first observed on 10 October 1992. It’s now observed around the world every year on 10 October. The World Health Organization (WHO) describes World Mental Health Day as providing “an opportunity for all […]

Upcoming events for Health and Community Organisations

12
Sep

Mental Health – Professional Development For Community and Health Organisations   Introducing the first three, of a brand new series of Micro Credentials – short course presentations – dealing with a number of important topics, so crucial to the mental wellbeing and overall health of our community. Presented by TrainSmart Australia’s TSA College of Health […]

What is your learning style?

10
Sep

To help you with your online study, it’s a good idea to identify your individual learning style. You might not even be aware you have a specific learning style, but by identifying and understanding what that learning style is, it will help to make sure you’re getting the most out of your online courses. The […]

Balancing work with study

04
Sep

Balancing work with study can seem like an impossible juggling act at times. But it can be a lot easier than you may think. Here are some essential tips for balancing work and study: Plan and prioritise To be able to balance your work and studies, it’s absolutely essential to take the time to plan […]

Correspondence courses still exist

28
Aug

Whether you call them correspondence courses, distance learning courses, or online learning courses, they’re very much alive and kicking all around the world, including Australia, as more and more people look for greater flexibility and accessibility around their studies. Correspondence courses (before and now) Although many think distance learning courses are a recent phenomenon, they’ve […]

How to get motivated to study online

20
Aug

One of the greatest pitfalls people find themselves in when studying online is a lack of motivation. A lack of motivation can have a serious impact on your studies, leading you to fall way short of your academic potential, or even to fail your course completely. It can be especially easy to find yourself in […]

Student Resources – Mental Health

16
Aug

A 2008 study published in the Journal of Affective Disorders measured the prevalence of mental health problems among college students. More than 50 percent of students had a mental health problem at the start of the survey or during a follow up interview two years later. DrugRehab.com is not only a great web resource that […]

7 benefits of distance learning programmes

14
Aug

There’s often debate around whether distance learning programmes are “better” or “worse” than on-campus programmes. But the reality is, there’s no right or wrong answer. How you choose to study depends on your personal circumstances – if you’re a full-time student living at home, if you’re in full-time employment, if you have personal commitments, or […]

Perth Hair and Makeup Artist Awards

11
Aug

Being entrusted with the task of being a judge at the PHMUAA 2018 was not one I took lightly. I have been a makeup artist for 12 years and a makeup trainer for over 5 years in the industry. Teaching Diploma of Screen and Media and seeing my students go on the do great things […]

What careers are in demand in WA?

07
Aug

According to 2016 census data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, community and personal service workers accounted for the fastest-growing careers in Australia, seeing the largest job growth of 19% compared to the previous census in 2011. In WA, community and personal service workers also accounted for the highest increase in jobs according to the […]

From Mamma Mia, to Grecian Goddesses – a magical transformation!

30
Jul

TSA College of Creative Arts have been so lucky with the work experience the students have been asked to be a part of. This work experience opportunity was definitely a first for the students. Through the connections I have in the theatre world, namely a close friend of mine Lisa Sontag who is a cast […]

How to fund a college education

27
Jul

Undoubtedly one of the biggest things we take into account when looking for a college course is the cost. Even though education is one of the most important contributors to our personal and career development, it can be a luxury if you’re short on funds. And in today’s competitive job market, it’s even more imperative […]

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