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The Mental Health Intervention Web: Responding to Complex Issues

The Intervention Web presents an engaging exploration into the world of one individual in community care, who is experiencing complex impacts on their mental health and wellbeing. This workshop is suitable for anyone working in the mental health sector supporting people in residential care.

Description

Aim

The Intervention Web presents an engaging exploration into the world of an individual who is experiencing complex impacts on their mental health and wellbeing. In this interactive workshop, you will have the opportunity to take on the role of a staff member supporting an individual to plan an effective response. Faced with a series of options you will need to decide what actions to take. Each decision leads to a new situation and a further set of options. This workshop is suitable for anyone working in the mental health sector supporting people in residential care. The Web is an enjoyable and stimulating experience which raises many important service delivery issues for many who access mental health care.

Overview and Learning Intentions

  • Examine the relationship between the individual and the environment in context

  • Identify new skills for coping to teach the individual

  • Identify safe reactive and proactive ways to respond to complex situations

  • Explore team roles and functions and appropriate referrals

Let's Get Real

  • Working with people experiencing mental health and addiction needs

  • Working with whānau 

  • Working within communities

  • Challenging discrimination 

  • Applying law, policy and practice

  • Maintaining professional and personal development 

 

Facilitated by Dr Chris Taua 

PhD, RN, BN, MN(Distinction), PGC(MH), CAdTch, FNZCMHN

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 New Zealand and Australia.

Workshop Type: Introductory | Workshop Level: Four
Subsidised Rate: Check if you are eligible here. Tick applicable box when registering to apply discount
Catering: Refreshments provided

Terms and Conditions

  • Cancellations made up to 10 working days before a workshop will incur a $39 service fee.

  • Cancellations (or non-attendance) made 10 working days or less will not be refunded and the full workshop fee will be charged. 

  • No fee applies if you are able to find a replacement participant.

  • MHERC reserves the right to cancel a workshop at any time due to unforeseen circumstances or insufficient registrations.

  • Workshops may be moved to online delivery due to changes in Covid-19 alert levels.

Please read our full Terms and Conditions before registering.

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