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Let’s Talk About Gambling

Problems related to gambling can present in a range of guises such as financial, legal, relationship, housing, drug and alcohol, child protection and mental health concerns. Therefore, it is likely that professionals working in a range of settings other than the gambling specific context will encounter people with gambling related problems. Raising and addressing the issue of gambling within non-specialist settings can pose a challenge for professionals. However, the opportunity to... [More]

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Mental Health First Aid

This Mental Health First Aid course will teach you how to provide initial support to other adults who may be experiencing a mental health problem or mental health crisis, using a practical, evidence based Action Plan. Many of our service users can add trauma, abuse or significant difficulties in life to the range of issues that may add to the likelihood of mental health concerns. We need to be able to recognize, support and respond in a way that supports people with mental health... [More]

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Personality Disorders

Being diagnosed with a personality disorder (PD) can be a two-pronged diagnosis. On the one hand, a person may feel some relief to finally gain an understanding of their malaise. On the other hand, a diagnosis of a PD can be acutely stigmatising and demoralising. A PD diagnosis can signal that the mental health system has largely given up, that a person’s behaviour is too complex and erratic, and that medications are of little benefit. Diagnostic frameworks for PD’s tend to reflect... [More]

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Unravelling Poly Addictions – Addressing Substance Dependency and Behavioural Addictions

The impact of stimulating the reward systems of the brain is evident across the full range of addictive behaviour. Biochemically methamphetamine closely resembles dopamine. Chasing the highs and euphoria of addictive substances or addictive behaviour leads to temporary satiation of the reward systems. For the psychology of the user at these times ‘all is right with the world’. Yet all is not right. The feeling of satiation is temporary and distant from the reality of active... [More]

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Mental Health First Aid Youth

This Mental Health First Aid course will teach you how to provide initial support to Young People who may be experiencing a mental health problem or mental health crisis, using a practical, evidence based Action Plan. This course is based on the expert consensus of people with lived experience of mental health problems and professionals. Learn about the signs and symptoms of the common and disabling mental health problems in young people, where and how to get help when a young... [More]

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Relapse Prevention in Mental Health and AOD treatment

Learn relapse prevention strategies for clients to support their recovery from mental health and/or AOD issues. You will be introduced to a range of tools to assist with monitoring wellbeing. a. Relapse prevention is an essential aspect of behavioural change for clients addressing both AOD and mental health issues. It involves understanding the process of change; differentiating between a lapse and a relapse; eliminating a sense of failure; identifying triggers and developing... [More]

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Double Whammy Masterclass – Co-occurring Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drugs

Workers who are innovative and responsive to ever-changing best practice standards do better quality work and last longer! Seize this opportunity to take your already established skills and knowledge to the next level. This workshop will utilise peer teaching & learning, and a range of activities crafted to hone your ability to respond to complexity. While the focus is on clients living with co-occurring mental health and AOD issues, it draws on a holistic, strengths-based... [More]

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Acts of Resistance, Acts of Reclaiming: Using Narrative Therapy when Working with People who have been Subjected to Sexual Assault

Hearing stories of sexual assault can be challenging, particularly when this is regularly part of the work. Workers may get weighed down by the stories, and may hold worries about re­traumatising clients during the counselling, health check or court preparation process. While primarily focusing on counselling, this workshop will support workers in a variety of fields when responding to the impact of sexual assault. It draws on the theory and practices of Narrative Therapy to... [More]

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Mental Health First Aid for Community Sector Workers

The Mental Health First Aid is a 2 day evidence based program that equips people to respond to someone developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of an existing condition or is having a mental health crisis. MHFA will teach you how to recognise, provide initial assistance and guide people to appropriate treatments and support. The course covers forms of anxiety, depression, substance use, psychosis and suicide. It will enable you to feel confident and be able to... [More]

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