Free Mental Health and Wellbeing Training

In theses unprecedented times the Mental Health and Wellbeing Promotions Team, have partnered with Lifeline Macarthur and South Western Sydney Primary Health Network to secure online training opportunities to support student and staff personal and professional development as well as build the capacity our community to support the wellbeing of our peers.

Who can attend the training?

All staff and students are encouraged to attend; however, student registrations are prioritised with a minimum number of student attendees per session. No prior training is need for any of the Lifeline training and all training is relevant to anyone who wants to gain skills in promoting health and wellbeing on campus and beyond.

When and where will the training be held?

Currently training is only available online, either through zoom or as online independent learning module.

What training is being offered?

We are currently sourcing additional online mental health and wellbeing training options. For now we have secured the following:

  1. Accidental Counsellor Training
  2. E-Suicide TALK

How do I register?

Registrations are completed through Eventbrite. Simply click on the link corresponding to your preferred session time and complete the registration form through the Eventbrite portal. Please note information provided through the registration form is forwarded and managed by Lifeline Macarthur for the purpose of confirming your place in the session and issuing calendar invites with zoom links or vouchers for online modules.

Sessions will be filled based on registration order, with a small waitlist being filled post cancellations.

We require a minimum of one week’s notification if you are unable to attend the booked training session. Due to the demand for the FREE training sessions, failure to notify our team of non-attendance a week prior to the names session may potentially disqualify you from attending future training sessions.

In 2020, the following training opportunities have been made available. Please be advised that session need a minimum of 15 persons to continue, and a capped at 20 persons. If a session is not going ahead, you will be advised via email a week prior to the session.

Accidental Counsellor Training

The three-hour zoom training session is a practical mental health training workshop teaching basic skills and principles to individuals who may find themselves in a 'support role by accident’; either needing to support a friend, colleague, peer or family member in times of stress.

The Accidental Counsellor Training equips individuals to:

  • Recognise a crisis: Understanding what and how different life events and experiences can trigger distress or a crisis
  • Refer to a suitable service: Information on appropriate community referrals
  • Respond with confidence: Learning to listen and support using basic counselling skills, including asking about suicide
  • Self-care: Being aware of our own stress levels and what woks to alleviate them

The training usually carries a cost of $150, however is FREE for staff and students.

Register for a Accident Counsellor Training Session


April

Wednesday 15th April 2020
11.00am – 2.00pm

REGISTER HERE
Please use password: MHWB

Friday 24th April 2020
1.00pm – 4.00pm

REGISTER HERE
Please use password: MHWB

May

Tuesday 5th May 2020
11.00am – 2.00pm

REGISTER HERE
Please use password: MHWB

Monday 11th May 2020
1.00pm – 4.00pm

REGISTER HERE
Please use password: MHWB

Wednesday 20th May2020
11.00am – 2.00pm

REGISTER HERE
Please use password: MHWB

Tuesday 26th May 2020
1.00pm – 4.00pm

REGISTER HERE
Please use password: MHWB

June

Thursday 4th June 2020
11.00am – 2.00pm

REGISTER HERE
Please use password: MHWB


Mental Health First Aid - blended learning delivery

The Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) blended learning course is delivered as one full day of e-learning followed by a four hour face to face (zoom approved) session. Created by Mental Health First Aid Australia, the course is accredited and upon completion provides participants with a title of Mental Health First Aider. The course equips individuals with the skills to assist someone developing or experiencing a mental health concern. The Standard MHFA course covers: depression, anxiety, psychosis, substance misuse, trauma and more.

The course curriculum is evidence-based includes a Standard MHFA manual and nationally recognised digital Certificate of Completion.

We are currently exploring options for delivery and will update our community accordingly.

Register for a Mental Health First Aid _ blended learning delivery:

April

TBD

REGISTRATIONS NOT OPEN
Please use password: MHWB

May

TBD

REGISTRATIONS NOT OPEN
Please use password: MHWB

June

TBD

REGISTRATIONS NOT OPEN
Please use password: MHWB


esuicideTALK

esuicideTALK is an online self-directed suicide awareness program developed by LivingWorks Education that helps participants explore issues surrounding suicide in a comfortable, safe and self-paced environment. esuicideTALK helps people take the first steps towards community suicide prevention, giving context to an issue which many may not have personal experience with. The course is an interactive learning experience which explores the prevalence and background of suicide in our society, helps participants understand suicide from the perspective of an individual once at risk of suicide, explains how to be receptive to at-risk individuals and ways in which to help. The course is free for staff and students and includes a nationally recognised digital Certificate of Completion.

Training is accessible through a voucher. Training vouchers usually carries a cost of $20 per session, but is currently FREE for Western Sydney Students and Staff.

For more information on esuicideTALK, please visit Living Works - esuicideTALK. (opens in a new window)

Register for an esuicideTALK voucher

To access the e-suicide sessions, you will need to register for a e-voucher through Eventbrite. Once you register you will receive an email with an e-voucher and instructions on how to access the course. Please note vouchers get processed weekly on a Tuesday.

April to June 2020

Ongoing
REGISTER HERE
Please use password: MHWB

For more information on other student mental health and wellbeing initiatives on campus, please join our social media channels:

Facebook Group: Western Sydney U – Mental Health and Wellbeing

Instagram Page: WSU Wellbeing

For more information on the FREE Lifeline training, please contact Rowena Saheb, Mental Health and Wellbeing Promotions Coordinator or Taylor Mortimer, Mental Health and Wellbeing Promotions Assistant.

For more information on our partners Lifeline Macarthur, please visit Lifeline Macarthur (opens in a new window).

Resources

To learn more about Free, confidential counselling available to all students, please visit the Counselling Service webpage or call 1300 668 370 to make an appointment

To learn more about the Employee Assistance Program, please visit EAP.

If you are in crisis, please contact the Mental Health Line on 1800 011 511, Lifeline on 13 11 14, Emergency Services on 000, or present to your nearest Emergency Department.

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