This workshop provides an overview where participants can develop their knowledge about the experience of common mental health disorders, including mood disorders, psychosis and anxiety disorders. Participants will learn how to best support those with mental illness and their whānau.
Overview and Learning Intentions
Gain insight and increased knowledge of common mental health disorders
Facts vs myths
What are the risk factors, causes and treatment options
How people can live well with mental illness
Develop a better understanding of how you can support people with common mental health disorders
Working with people experiencing mental health and addiction needs
Working with whānau
Maintaining professional and personal development
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
Early Bird Discount: $10 discount is available on registrations made up to 8 weeks before the workshop date (automatically applied at checkout)
Catering: Refreshments provided
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.
Participants will need to present proof of vaccination via the Covid-19 Vaccine Pass upon entry.
Workshops may be moved to online delivery due to changes in Covid-19 alert levels.
Please read our full Terms and Conditions before registering.