About Talking Mental Health

Why do we need more education and training in mental health?

Every year, approximately one in five Australians will experience a mental illness in a 12 month period and 5% will develop a substance misuse disorder. An average of 65% will not seek help, largely due to stigma including lack of knowledge about mental health problems and mental illness. In 2016 there were 2,866 deaths by suicide which is almost eight per day, eight too many.

How will education help increase knowledge and reduce stigma?

Knowledge is power and being aware of our own attitudes and behaviours, knowing the facts and educating others, can be powerful tools in helping to reduce stigma in the workplace and in the community.
Talking Mental Health aims to increase participants knowledge and skill levels through the provision of a variety of accredited courses and programs designed to fit the needs of your organisation.

Please visit our course pages for more information https://www.talkingmentalhealth.com.au/courses/

FEBRUARY COURSES

STANDARD MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID 14 AND 21st AUGUST, 2019  TRARALGON $150 PP

OLDER PERSONS MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID 13th AND 20th AUGUST,  2019 TRARALGON $165 PP

References: https://www.mendthemind.ca/stigma/seven-important-things-we-can-do-reduce-stigma-and-discrimination/
https://www.mindframe-media.info/for-media/reporting-suicide/facts-and-stats
Ann pic - Ann Hamden

Ann Hamden

Ann has over 30 years experience in the Mental Health sector in various roles including Senior Manager, Senior Clinician and Educator. Ann has worked in most areas of mental health including Adult and Aged and also has experience in Managing an ...
Jo photo - Jo Colvin

Jo Colvin

Jo is one of the few Nurse Practitioners in Alcohol and other Drugs in Victoria and holds a Master of Nurse Practitioner, Master of Nursing, Post Graduate Diploma in Mental Health, Diploma in Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) and a ...
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Veronique Hamilton

Veronique is a Registered Nurse and has completed a Masters of Mental Health Nursing. She also has a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and is accredited to deliver Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Trainer (ASIST) and a Teen Mental Health ...