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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 & Community Services, a proud member of WAAMH (Western Australian Association for Mental Health) and registered NDIS provider (4-3LLO-1499), offers affordable professional training and development – essential in helping to improve the health and community sector – and anyone associated with it.

 

My Medicines and Me

Empowering people to effectively manage their mental health medications   Talking about mental health medication side-effects can be tricky, especially with doctors. However, CoMHWA’s My Medicines and Me project and its M3Q self-report questionnaire can help! This presentation introduces M3Q, outlines its project aims, the resources available, and upcoming workshops. My Medicines and Me will help you build the skills, confidence and knowledge of people with lived experience of mental health issues, to effectively manage their medications through various means, including:  > Developing training programs for consumer, carers and families and  > Engaging, educating and raising awareness of consumers, carers and community about this valuable communication tool to consumers, carers, families and professionals. The presentation is funded by Lotterywest and organised in collaboration with ComhWA and entry is free.
Venue: The Platform. Level 3, 256 Adelaide Terrace Perth Date: Monday 8 October 2018 5:30 PM Time: 5.30 – 7.30 pm Refreshments included  

Identity and Self-esteem – Positive Psychology Tools

A mental wellbeing and health promotion toolkit. Self-esteem refers to how we view and think about ourselves, and the value that we place on ourselves as a person. Most women struggle with self-confidence and self-identity issues at some point in their lifetime. Deep in our ancestry we have been told, in one form or another, to base who we are and what we look like on what men think of us and what society seems to require of us. Low self-esteem is a constant companion for too many women, especially those who experience depression, anxiety, phobias, psychosis, delusional thinking, or who have an illness or a disability. If you are one of these people, you may go through life feeling bad about yourself needlessly. Low self-esteem keeps you from enjoying life, doing the things you want to do, and working toward personal goals. This presentation will uncover low self-esteem and identity issues, assist in improving self-esteem, help you develop ‘self-love’ through Positive Psychology tools.
Venue: The Platform. Level 3, 256 Adelaide Terrace Perth Date: Thursday 18 October 2018 5:30 PM Time: 5.30 – 7.30 pm Refreshments included  

Responding to Suicide Risk

Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide   Suicide is a complex worldwide phenomenon. In the last 45 years, suicide rates have increased by 60% (WHO 2009). According to the Mental Health ACT data, in 2015, 3027 people are reported to have completed suicide in Australia which equates to more than 8 deaths per day. It is estimated that for every completed suicide there are 30 attempts. That’s more than one attempts every 10 minutes. Suicide remains the leading cause of death of Australians aged 15 to 44. Responding to a suicidal crisis can be confronting. What we do and how we do it can depend on our role, responsibilities and experience but no matter what, don’t ignore the opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life. Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in Australia. This presentation will give you an overview of risk factors and how to respond effectively to suicide risk. The information you gain will increase awareness and bust the myths about suicide. Katherine Houareau is the speaker and has been pioneering in the area of suicide prevention in WA.
Venue: The Platform. Level 3, 256 Adelaide Terrace Perth Date: Thursday 25 October 2018 5:30 PM Time: 5.30 – 7.30 pm Refreshments included

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