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Do you feel confident to help someone who might be experiencing a mental health problem? Most people say they don't know how to help when they think it might be necessary, but the skills are easy to learn.
The incidence of mental health problems in Australia is already high, but with COVID19, we expect to see a spike in people experiencing mental health problems right now, and over the next 12 months.
One in five Australians will experience a mental health issue in any given year and 45% of people between the ages of 16 and 86 will experience a mental health issue in their lifetime.
For us in the VET Sector, these statistics are very real. They mean that 20% of our students, staff, colleagues and people around us will experience a mental health issue this year.
And if you work with younger learners, the prevalence is higher. Did you know that the average onset age for Anxiety is 15 years old?
Mental Health issues affect a persons life in many ways, from very subtly, to life changing affects. But, with some basic knowledge and a set of skills behind us, we can confidently and competently assist someone when they experience a mental health issue.
In this webinar, we‘re going to take a look at mental health in some detail, and introduce to you some easy ways to build your skills in the area of mental health.
We’ll look at...
- What mental health is
- The mental health continuum
- Some facts and stats about mental health in Australia
- When you should be concerned about a persons mental health
- Two of the most common mental health problems
- How mental health issues affect how people learn – and what to do about it
- The Mental Health First Aid course
This webinar is suitable for everyone – you don’t need to know anything about Mental Health to get a lot out of it.
Join us for a fascinating and down to earth look at mental health with Nick McEwan-Hall, the Mental Health Coach.