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Open Arms Mental Health & Wellbeing Course Training Opportunities

Disaster Relief Australia works in communities who have experienced and are recovering from disasters. Sometimes we can sit down and chat to families and property owners who might just need to debrief, have a cup of tea and chat.
Sometimes it’s difficult to know the right words to say in these situations. DRA would like to offer training to our members to help in this environment.
We are very pleased to partner with Open Arms who offer courses in Mental Health and Wellbeing. Open Arms have released their course dates for the next 6 months!
The RSVP for all the courses within this EOI is Monday 25th January, so don’t delay in getting your responses returned.

TRAINING EVENT: Various Mental Health Courses
COURSE PROVIDER: Open Arms
LOCATION: Adelaide
DATE: Various – See information below
RSVP: Please note the RSVP for all courses below is Monday 25th March.

BACKGROUND
Open Arms provides a variety of Mental Health related courses free of charge to Veterans, Family of Veterans or those working with Veterans (which is anyone involved with DRA). These courses provide a variety of skills and strategies around coping with mental health issues or recognising when someone is dealing with a mental health issue and what you can do to offer them support.

Open Arms run the following courses which we encourage DRA Members to attend:

  • Mental Health First Aid, (2 days)
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) (2 days)
  • Suicide alertness for everyone (safeTALK) (1/2 day)
  • Online Skills Training: Suicide Prevention Start (90 min)

WHAT IS COVERED
There will be no course fee for members who are approved for these courses.

WHAT IS NOT COVERED
No fuel or travel subsidy will be provided.

PREREQUISITES
Members must have reached ENGAGEMENT or DEPLOYMENT READY in Muster to be eligible for DRA Training. If you are waiting on a call or have had trouble setting up your profile, please indicate this in your EOI and the mobilisation team will be in touch to help you out.

Submission of an EOI is not a guarantee of attendance. Please note: Check spam and junk folders for missing communications! You may be contacted by the mobilisation team for further information.

PROGRAMS

MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID

  • A national educational workshop to help you learn practical skills for helping a family member, friend, co-worker or other person who is experiencing mental health problems.
  • Learn how to listen and respond to someone with a mental health problem, even if they are experiencing a crisis.
  • Help someone access the support they might need as part of their recovery journey.
  • Actively reduce stigma in the veteran community, by responding appropriately to myths and misunderstandings about mental illness.
    THIS IS A FULL 2 DAY WORKSHOP & ATTENDANCE BOTH DAYS IS ESSENTIAL.
    Adelaide Workshop Dates:
    Mon 22nd & Tues 23rd March
    Mon 2nd & Tues 3rd June

APPLIED SUICIDE INTERVENTION SKILLS TRAINING – ASSIST

  • A national educational workshop to help you in learning to see, hear and respond to suicide signals
  • Improve your skills for working with people at risk to increase immediate safety and get further help.
  • Understand why suicidal thoughts are present.
  • Work together to review risk and increase safety.
    THIS IS A FULL 2 DAY WORKSHOP & ATTENDANCE BOTH DAYS IS ESSENTIAL.
    Adelaide Workshop Dates:
    Mon 29th & Tues 30th March 2021
    Mon 10th & Tue 11th May 2021

SafeTALK

  • A national educational workshop to help you become more alert to suicide prevention opportunities and how to offer help
  • Hear how open, direct talk about suicide can increase safety.
  • Discuss barriers to helping and practice basic helping steps.
    THIS IS A 1/2 DAY WORKSHOP.
    Adelaide Workshop Dates:
    Fri 16th April 2021
    Thurs 8th July 2021
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Mar 22 2021 - May 11 2021

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08:00 - 18:00

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