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 2018 there were 3,046 deaths by suicide in Australia, 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/

Courses

Please contact me if you would like to discuss or request a quote for a course to be run for your organisation

*Please note- I do not run public courses, so individuals wanting to complete a course will need to go to Living Works Australia for ASIST courses and Mental Health First Aid Australia for information on Mental Health First Aid Courses.

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 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 ...

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 ...