Mind is a leader in providing professional training in the community mental health sector.

We deliver evidence based courses in order to build the capacity of community members and professionals working in community mental health. We also help people with lived experience of mental health recovery and their carers to step into peer support roles.

Why not take a look at our courses and see if there’s one that interests you?

Mental health first aid for the suicidal person: a four-hour workshop

Mental health first aid for the suicidal person: a four-hour workshop

Thoughts of suicide are common, but they are not always acted upon. There are mental health first aid actions that any member of the public can take to reduce the risk of a person acting on thoughts of suicide.

This new four-hour face-to-face workshop is based on the mental health first aid expert consensus guidelines Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviours: First Aid Guidelines.

Any interested adult can attend. This course is not a therapy or support group or a post-vention course, rather it is an education course and it is important that people undertaking the course are feeling relatively robust when they undertake it.

It is not recommended for individuals recently bereaved by suicide. Support services can be found at the beyondblue website.

Download Mental health first aid for the suicidal person brochure

If you would like any more information about this course, we’d be delighted to help. Just email us at learning@mindaustralia.org.au or phone us on (03) 9455 7923.

Mental health first aid: a two-day course

Mental health first aid: a two-day course

For members of the public who would like to know how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or is in a mental health crisis.

The course covers: 

Depression, anxiety, psychosis, eating disorders and substance misuse

The focus is on how to help in various crisis situations, such as:

  • having suicidal thoughts
  • non-suicidal self-injury
  • panic attacks
  • traumatic events
  • severe effects of drug or alcohol use
  • severe psychotic states.

Here’s what people say about the course:

“I cannot express how much I have learnt from the course and how much I enjoyed the overall course.” 

“I really enjoyed this course and found it useful information to know, not only for work but everyday life.” 

Download Mental health first aid course brochure

If you would like any more information about this course, we’d be delighted to help. Just email us at learning@mindaustralia.org.au or phone us on (03) 9455 7923.

Youth mental health first aid: a two-day course

Youth mental health first aid: a two-day course

For people who live or work with 10–19-year-olds, such as parents, grandparents, teachers and sports coaches. You’ll learn how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental health problems developing in young people.

The course covers: 

Depression, anxiety, psychosis, eating disorders and substance misuse

The focus is on how to help in various crisis situations, such as:

  • having suicidal thoughts
  • non-suicidal self-injury
  • panic attacks
  • traumatic events
  • severe effects of drug or alcohol use
  • severe psychotic states.

Here’s what people say about the course:

“Wealth of knowledge and underpinning knowledge on YMH [Youth Mental Health] was extraordinary - an excellent educator.”
“Definitely worthwhile! Would recommend to anyone that works or lives with a young person.”

Download the Youth Mental Health First Aid course brochure.

If you would like any more information about this course, we’d be delighted to help. Just email us at learning@mindaustralia.org.au or phone us on (03) 9455 7923.

Mental health peer support course: a five-day training program

Mental health peer support course: a five-day training program

Joint Winner: 2013 TheMHS Silver Award in Education, Training or Workforce Development

For people with a lived experience of mental illness and recovery who are thinking of doing peer support work. The course will introduce all the key skills necessary to do this vital work. Candidates must already work or study in the mental health field.

The course covers nine areas:

  1. Peer support mental health recovery principles
  2. Effective listening
  3. Searching for the flame
  4. Moving forward in the journey
  5. Ethics, values and boundaries
  6. Cultural competency
  7. Medication and treatment
  8. Structuring the environment for recovery
  9. Sharing and networking. 

Here’s what people say about the course:

"Since doing Mind's Intro to peer work course I’ve loved being in this role and I constantly refer to the workbook that you produced to guide my practice."

"The training gave clarity to our roles as peer support workers. We shared experiences with others with similar backgrounds. I was respected, understood and felt safe.”

Download the Mental health peer support work: a five-day training program flyer.

If you would like any more information about this course, we’d be delighted to help. Just email us at learning@mindaustralia.org.au or phone us on (03) 9455 7923.

Mind Mandt Training Academy

Mind Mandt Training Academy

Mind Australia has established a Mandt Training Academy to support the need for human services to provide emotional, psychological and physical safety to those who receive and provide services. 

The Mandt System focuses on building the relationships between all stakeholders in human service settings to create and sustain the culture and attitudes needed to deliver quality services. 

The Mandt system is comprised of three levels: relational, conceptual and technical with all aspects underpinned by trauma informed care, positive interactions and managing conflict. 

The Mandt system aligns to NDIS quality and safety standards including behaviour support.

Taking a train the trainer approach Mind, with Mandt Faculty Supervisor Nikki Wince (USA), is delivering training that will support you to train your staff in the Mandt system. 

Training will be held from 22-25 October and 28-31 October for Melbourne (Port Melbourne) and 4-7 November for Brisbane (North Brisbane). 

Training modules

  1. Relational, Conceptual and Technical: 4 days and $2500 plus GST 
  2. Relational and Conceptual: 3 days and is $1900 plus GST
  3. Relational:  2 days and is $1300 

For more information or to book, contact Leanne Lilley, General Manager Complex Care / SIL Queensland on 0418 626 669 or Leanne.lilley@mindaustralia.org.au 

Download the Mandt Training Academy brochure