Centre MHN workshops address the everyday priorities of mental health nursing, and reflect current research evidence. They’re designed to upskill the mental health nursing workforce in line with current practice challenges, legislation and policy directions.
Our training team comprises educators from both mental health nursing and lived-experience backgrounds, and workshops are delivered by at least two trainers so that both these perspectives are brought to the training room.
Wherever possible, Centre MHN workshops are co-produced. This means they have been researched and developed in partnerships between mental health nursing academics and mental health consumer academics, in keeping with the Centre MHN’s commitment to embed both clinical and consumer perspectives in our training and research programs.
The Centre MHN offers the following training workshops delivered on-site, and at no charge, to each Victorian area mental health service:
Thinking about Psychosis: Understandings that support recovery-oriented practice
This course introduces several contemporary explanatory models of psychosis. These are models that are supportive of meaning-making and personal recovery. Written for novice clinicians but available for all.
Introduction to the Mental Health Intensive Care Framework
A free, self-directed online introduction to Victoria’s Mental Health Intensive Care Framework.
Sensory modulation in mental health settings
This course is a short introduction to using sensory modulation, especially in inpatient mental health settings.
The Essentials of Supported Decision-Making In Practice
Practical ways for mental health workers to align everyday practice with the human rights principles that underpin supported decision-making
Co-Production is a method of service delivery development that seeks to deliver better, more responsive services by prioritising the expertise of mental health consumers.
Every Moment Counts
Practical ways to increase trust, communication & connection with consumers in acute settings, while balancing the demands of a busy ward environment.
Group Work Facilitation
An introduction to the theory and practice of group work, including an overview of the kinds of groups typically run for consumers in contemporary mental health settings.
Action Learning Sets
A collaborative, group-based method for resolving complex issues. It supports critical thinking about nursing practice at both organisational and individual levels
Working with people with a trauma history: how understanding neuro-plasticity can help
How research into the neuro-plastic properties of the brain sheds new light on human responses to complex relational trauma.