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Mental Health and Wellbeing Essentials Workshop

3.5 hour workshop focuses on practical skills and strategies you can use to support your own better mental health.


Mental Health and Wellbeing Essentials Workshop

Delivered in a face to face workshop setting. Suitable for members of the general public interested in prevention skills and strategies.

Students may or may not be employed or part of a workplace.

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Many people will experience periods in life where maintaining good mental health may be a challenge. By learning the skills to help us navigate these times, we can reduce our risks of developing serious mental health problems, illness and harm.

This 3.5 hour workshop focuses on developing awareness and understanding of our own mental health and wellbeing, so that we can better support ourselves through the challenging times.

Focused on the practical skills and strategies to support healthy thinking patterns, this course aims to build protective factors and promote better mental health for yourself.

This workshop covers topics including:

  • Understanding mental health as a continuum
  • Understanding protective factors
  • Learn how stress affects us short term, long term and how you can improve the way you self manage stress
  • Risk factors impacting mental health and ways to reduce your risks
  • Identifying thought patterns and managing your thoughts to influence behaviours and outcomes (cognitive restructuring)
  • Warning signs you or another person might need support
  • How to access further resources and professional support

At the end of this uplifting workshop, you will:

  • Increase your mental health literacy
  • Gain valuable insights into the benefits of good mental health
  • Identify personal risk factors
  • Understand the value of prevention and applying protective factors
  • Understand how stress can impact on health and how our overall health impacts on
    mental health
  • Understand how we can support ourselves through stressful situations by activating our
    Parasympathetic Nervous System and understand why self-care is so important.
  • Reflect on strategies that can be applied to improve the way stress is managed
  • Develop more resourceful thinking patterns, manage emotions and behaviours, reduce
    risk to self and others
  • Identify what to do if things are not “OK”

This workshop is aimed at adults, not children or adolescents. Please note that this is not diagnostic therapy, counselling or a treatment session.

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3.5 hour workshop.

This workshop covers topics including:

  • Current statistics on mental health in Australia
  • How mental health and wellbeing impacts us personally
  • How mental health is not static, it’s a continuum
  • That some mental health problems are preventable and the skills required to
    reduce risk
  • How to identify hazardous thinking and behaviours that can significantly impact on
    mental health and increase the risk of developing preventable mental health
  • How our mind and body influence our mental and physical health
  • How your mindset can work for you instead of against you
  • How prevention programs and strategies can help improve the way you manage
    unavoidable hazardous challenges and reduce risk of developing mental health
  • How to increase your resilience, influence, and relationships with yourself and

On successful completion of this workshop you will be issued with a St John Ambulance statement of attendance. This is a non-accredited training course.

There are no pre-requisites for this workshop

Training Cancellations / Refund Policy: Refunds will not be issued for cancellations made less than 5 business days prior to the start of your course. If you wish to cancel, you must contact St John 1300 360 455 or emailing at least 5 working days prior to the commencement of the course to be eligible for a refund of the course fees. Full terms and conditions can be found here.

Why Train with St John

WE'VE GOT YOU COVERED - St John are the largest provider of First Aid Training in Victoria. We have First Aid Training available in more locations than any other provider.

FLEXIBILITY - With the flexibility to train onsite at our facilities or at your workplace, we can train you and your business wherever and whenever it suits you – 24 hours a day, 365 days a year!

QUALITY - A training experience you can trust to be delivered to the same high standards by our passionate trainers, wherever and whenever training is completed.

WE GIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY - St John is a self-funded not for profit. Our earnings go towards community programs which equip and prepare people to save lives.

This course is available for onsite groups

Onsite Training is a convenient and flexible group training solution for your workplace or community organisation.

St John brings the training to you wherever and whenever you need it. This solution is available 365 days a year and 24 hours a day.