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Certificate of Mental Health Care

$999.00$1,399.00

Course Outline and Topics

Course Overview

Are you passionate about caring for people living with mental health issues? If so, the Certificate of Mental Health Care will give you the knowledge and skills to work in an industry that improves the lives of people using a hands-on recovery oriented support. You’ll gain an insight into the issues surrounding drug and alcohol abuse, homelessness, ethical and legal obligations, advocacy, assessment, planning and the recovery approach.

In this online mental health course, you will learn how to establish self-directed recovery relationships, work effectively in trauma-informed care, increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide and assess and promote the social, emotional and physical well being of your clients.

As a mental health worker, you can make a real difference in the life of people with mental health issues. This course is designed to be flexible, practical and easy-to-follow so you can start your fulfilling career sooner.

Course Structure

Unit 1 - Work with people with mental health issues

  • Communication
  • Relationship building
  • Listening skills
  • Care plans
  • Client autonomy
  • Social, cultural differences
  • Spiritual differences
  • Client rights
  • Confidentiality and privacy
  • Compliance and sharing
  • Mental health issues
  • Recovery model
  • Values and attitudes
  • Foreseeable harm
  • Dignity of risk
  • Service plans
  • Self-management strategies
  • Family-sensitive approaches
  • Community development
  • Community education
  • Mental health promotion
  • Case management
  • Psychosocial rehabilitation
  • Supported employment
  • Early intervention/prevention
  • Documentation and records

Unit 2 - Establish self-directed recovery relationships

  • Medical recovery
  • Progress and recovery
  • Mental health assessment
  • Develop case plans
  • Autonomy
  • Client rights
  • Client service plan
  • Mutual respect
  • Law and Ethics
  • Multiculturalism
  • Positive working relationship
  • Communication strategies
  • Building rapport
  • Active listening
  • Effective questioning
  • Inviting client to tell their story
  • Facilitating healing
  • Reflective skills
  • Impacts of mental illness
  • Financial wellbeing of client
  • Employment / disclosing mental illness
  • Eligibility and priority for service
  • Community education
  • Mental health promotion
  • Psychosocial rehabilitation
  • Supported employment
  • Early intervention and prevention
  • Readiness for rehabilitation
  • Goal setting

Unit 3 - Provide recovery-oriented mental health services

  • Predict medical recovery
  • Sensitive approaches
  • Community education
  • Intervention and prevention
  • Mental health promotion strategies
  • Collaborative processes
  • Crisis situations
  • Consent/informed consent
  • Client needs and preferences
  • Relationship issues
  • Goals and objectives
  • Community-based assessment
  • Inpatient care
  • Client rights
  • Building rapport
  • Active listening
  • Effective questioning
  • Self-efficacy
  • Cultural requirements
  • Meaning and purpose in life
  • Self-advocacy strategies
  • Risk management
  • Wellness plan
  • Timelines for action
  • Readiness for recovery plan
  • Environmental factors
  • Internal motivation
  • Medical issues
  • Addiction
  • Positive risk taking / resilience
  • Care support network
  • Family care giver burdens
  • Support services
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Client obstacles, challenges
  • Public and private health care
  • Monitor recovery plan
  • Identify new directions

Unit 4 - Work effectively in trauma informed care

  • Trauma informed care
  • Gender responsive
  • Safe environments
  • Preventing traumatisation
  • Forms of abuse
  • Stalking / domestic violence
  • Past and current trauma or abuse
  • Mandatory reporting’s
  • Behaviours related to trauma
  • Symptoms of trauma
  • Coping strategies
  • Community resources
  • Self-care strategies
  • Managing re-traumatisation
  • Breathing control exercises
  • Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT)
  • Vicarious trauma
  • Self-care strategies
  • Continuous improvement
  • Trauma checklist
  • Self-reflection and evaluation
  • Barriers to implementing trauma
  • Fragmented service delivery
  • Failure to identify trauma
  • Misunderstanding behaviour
  • Seclusion and restraint
  • Delivery of trauma care

Unit 5 - Provide services to people with coexisting mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues

  • Co-existing mental health
  • AOD issues
  • Dual diagnosis
  • Substance abuse
  • Alcohol and drug dependence
  • Normal and abnormal behaviour
  • Behaviours of mental illness
  • Drug use and psychological illness
  • Service provision
  • Agency programs
  • Service delivery models
  • Dual diagnosis treatment models
  • Treatment phases
  • Motivational interventions
  • Medication
  • The shared care model
  • Four-step programs
  • Treatment for individual disorders
  • Best practice model
  • Client assessment
  • Impact of AOD and psychological issues
  • Physical conditions
  • Societal impact
  • Readiness for recovery
  • Research specialist services
  • Effective working relationships
  • Recovery plans
  • 5 stages of change
  • Facilitate further care
  • Addressing AOD addiction
  • Treatment services
  • Eligibility criteria
  • Support and referral processes
  • Informed consent
  • Suicidal ideation
  • De-escalation techniques
  • Conflict resolution
  • Reporting incidents
  • Emergency situations
  • Response strategies
  • Records management
  • Communication
  • Assessment and self-evaluation
  • Achievement of goals
  • Advice, supervision and debriefing
  • Burnout prevention
  • Client risk assessment
  • Law and Ethics

Unit 6 - Work with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness

  • Homelessness
  • Personal values/ attitudes
  • Stereotyping
  • Identify barriers
  • Safe, secure housing
  • Risk of homelessness
  • Low income
  • Domestic violence
  • Drug and alcohol abuse
  • Refugees and asylum seekers
  • Mental illness
  • Employment services
  • Case management
  • Referral procedures
  • Rental subsidies
  • Early intervention
  • Mandatory reporting
  • Physical abuse
  • Psychological /emotional abuse
  • Recognising neglect
  • Confidentiality
  • Domestic violence
  • Interventionist strategies
  • Crisis housing
  • Advocacy

Unit 7 - Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide

  • Recognise signs of suicide
  • Triggers and warning signs
  • Grounds for concern
  • SOLER acronym
  • Questioning techniques
  • Suicide risk factors
  • Facilitate intervention
  • Building empathic relationships
  • Chronic pain
  • Self-harm
  • Suicidal feelings
  • Safety plans
  • Aggressive clients
  • Responding to emergencies
  • Foreseeable harm
  • Empower the person at risk
  • Encourage discussion
  • Develop rapport
  • Coping strategies
  • Mental health issues
  • Previous attempts
  • Develop support plan
  • 6 step referral process
  • Document suicide safety plan
  • Debriefing
  • Supervision and peer support

Unit 8 - Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing

  • Assessing client health and wellbeing
  • Home help programs
  • Holistic health
  • Wellbeing programs
  • Law and Ethics
  • Strength strategies
  • Respecting choices
  • Defining boundaries
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Stigma response management
  • Community service providers
  • Types of support roles
  • Client care network
  • Obtaining consent
  • Health dimensions
  • Sexual health strategies
  • Fitness and nutrition
  • Regular health checks
  • Facilitate referrals
  • Risk factors to physical health
  • Support networks / workers
  • Social isolation
  • Demographic statistics
  • Community participation
  • Social based activity checklist
  • Social inclusion strategies
  • Loneliness and isolation
  • Emotional strengths / challenges
  • Ability to self-care
  • Healthy relationships
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Self-advocacy
  • Mental health advocacy
  • Development of self-efficacy
  • Resilience / coping strategies
  • Diversity management
  • Contingency plans
  • Risk assessment plans
  • Plan for improved practice
  • Collaborative record keeping

Assessment

Written assignments and exercises, including short-answer questions, reports/essays and projects. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment.

Benefits

  • Become fully trained and improve your employment opportunities;
  • Recognised by employers as professional development;
  • Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
  • Access to high-quality courses written by industry experts;
  • Interactive simulations for many programs;
  • All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
  • Unlimited tutor support;
  • Easy to understand course content;
  • Unlimited enrolment with no expiry;
  • Certificate issued for your CV (hard copy provided);
  • Tax deductible in most cases* See your tax advisor.

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