Education paves the way for improved outcomes.
Many of our training courses and workshops are unique, as they are delivered by trained facilitators with their own lived experience of mental illness, including carers and family members. Our training helps you to learn about mental illness and recovery, drawing from the expertise of people who have been there.
Mental Health First Aid
Whilst people often know a lot about common physical health problems, ignorance of mental health is prevalent. Regular first aid courses are widespread, however most of these courses do not address helping with mental health problems. Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training aims to fill this gap.
Wellways Peer Education Program
Our award-winning Wellways peer education programs have made a difference to many family and carers lives. They are a great way to find mutual support and work through the issues you may have experienced.
In our workshops and training you will learn through experience. Workshop content is up-to-date, evidence-based and presented alongside a series of practical exercises. Creating a community where people with mental illness are likely to seek help, and supported to move forward with their life is at the centre of what we do.
Many of our workshops are unique, as they are delivered by trained facilitators with their own lived experience of mental illness, including carers and family members. Our training helps you to learn about mental illness and recovery, drawing from the expertise of people who have been there.
Our workshops include:
- Improving communication
- Working with families, friends and carers.
- Understanding the NDIS
Suicide Prevention Training
MIFWA has qualified trainers who regularly present:
- ASIST where people learn to apply a suicide intervention model.
- safeTALK, a half day alertness workshop that prepares anyone over the age of 15 to be a suicide alert helper.
- Mental Health First Aid for the Suicidal Person.
We can offer short courses and workshops customised to your needs, including:
- Understanding Mental Health
- Working with Families and Carers
- Suicide Awareness.