Mind is one of the country's leading community-managed specialist mental health service providers.

We also deliver public courses in accredited mental health first aid; professional development for mental health peer workers to build their capability; and Mandt.

Click on the course title links below, to find out more including dates, course fees and how to enrol.

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 - Mind is currently accepting enrolments for future Mental Health First Aid training course dates. However please note that as coronavirus public health measures continue to change, these future courses may need to be cancelled closer to their scheduled dates. 

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.

Professional Practice for Peer Workers: a five day professional development course

Professional Practice for Peer Workers: a five day professional development course

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 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 Professional Practice for Peer Workers: a five day professional development course flyer - This course has been postponed due to coronavirus public health measures, however it will be offered again in future. To have your name added to the waitlist for this course, please email learning@mindaustralia.org.au and we’ll be in touch once new dates are available. 

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