Mental Health for Workers in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities – Workshop

This introductory program into social and emotional well being (SEWB) aims to enhance worker’s skills and knowledge in primary health care to enable them to help the members of the community improve their social and emotional wellbeing.

Course Details

This 7-day workshop (2 days per week for 3 weeks with a final day in the fourth week) will cover the below three courses:

  • HLTAHW005 – Work in ATSI primary health care context
  • HLTAHW009 – Provide information about social and emotional support
  • HLTAHW017 – Assess and support client’s social and emotional well-being

This introductory program into social and emotional well being (SEWB) aims to enhance worker’s skills and knowledge in primary health care to enable them to help the members of the community improve their social and emotional wellbeing.

The program will help participants to recognise, stabilise and refer clients with issues of:

  • Grief and loss
  • Self-harm or suicide
  • Related alcohol and other drug concerns

In the program you will cover important issues, including:

  • How the history and experiences of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander persons has affected their health and their social and emotional wellbeing
  • Ways to talk with clients to find out their worries, so you can give them support and information about services that can help them
  • How to look for the signs that someone is not coping well with their life and when they might need extra help from others in the community or from other services
  • How to support clients to make sure they get the help they need from other services, especially with problems of grief and loss, alcohol or other drugs, self-harming and suicide
  • How to take care of your own social and emotional wellbeing as a worker

Only open to Aboriginal people working in the SEWB field.

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