Gain a fundamental understanding of the various types of anxiety issues that sit within the umbrella term of Anxiety Disorders. These include generalised anxiety, phobias, panic, PTSD, OCD, and other specific issues such as social anxiety. An overview of effective, recommended responses and supportive strategies will be overviewed to guide participants in supporting individuals who experience anxiety.
Understand anxiety and the anxiety cycle including possible risk factors and causes
The range, presentation and diagnosis of various anxiety disorders
Understand the impacts an anxiety disorder may have on an individual
Individual and community strategies for support
Gain a basic awareness of mindfulness and other contemporary strategies
Effective and safe ways of responding and supporting individuals
Understand clinical and other therapeutic strategies and management options
1. Working with people experiencing mental health and addiction needs
3. Working with whānau
4. Working within communities
5. Challenging Discrimination
Chris is a registered nurse by profession with a background in mental health. She has over 25 years' experience in health/disability sectors. Her education portfolio includes mental health, disability, ethics and boundaries, communication and de-escalation, collaborative note writing, and culturally safe practice. Her PhD explored the mental health inpatient experiences of people with intellectual disability and she continues to publish on this and other topics including cultural diversity/cultural safety. She is currently Director and primary Consultant for ‘Pumahara Consultants, Personal and Professional Development Specialists’ and holds an Honorary Senior Lecturer role with The University of Queensland as well as other teaching roles with Universities around NZ and Australia.
Paula Rountree Cert.ComPsC, NZDipBus
Employed by the Mental Health Education and Resource Centre since 1998, Paula also has over 20 years’ experience working as a community support worker in the field of intellectual disability. She has lived experience of an anxiety disorder and has had 12 years’ experience in a voluntary coordination role for an anxiety-related peer support organisation. Paula has been involved in facilitating Anxiety Disorder workshops for MHERC, community organisations and tertiary institutes for a number of years. With a love for learning, Paula enjoys attending relevant conferences and workshops on anxiety disorders when the opportunities arise.
Workshop Type: Introductory | Workshop Level: Four | Catering: Refreshments provided
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