Mental Health Awareness and Support
May 14, 2018 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: $ 209.00 (*early rate) $ 235.00 (regular rate)
London, Ontario – Best Western Lamplighter Inn
Trainer: Michelle Gibson
About the trainer
Michelle is a PhD Candidate of Social Work and holds a Masters of Social Work degree. She is an experienced practitioner who has practiced in the area of inpatient and outpatient mental health, forensic social work and psycho-social rehabilitation following a motor vehicle accident. Michelle has a private practice where she focuses on mental health and trauma therapy with individuals, and also provides assessments for the provincial children’s lawyer. She believes in the inherent abilities of individuals and communities to heal themselves, and that this healing can be assisted by an empathetic approach and an emphasis on the mind-body connection. When Michelle is not at her practice or facilitating for CTRI, she is an instructor at Western University in family studies and social work. As a facilitator, she is a warm and engaging presenter who uses are examples and strategies that participants can bring directly into their practice.
Mental health concerns will directly impact one in every five people. The remaining four will know a friend, family member, co-worker or acquaintance that struggles with their mental health. This workshop is designed for any person who knows someone who has mental health concerns. While it is not your responsibility to diagnose mental illness or be a “counsellor”, it can be both important and helpful for you to be aware of the signs and symptoms that may indicate whether someone is struggling with their mental health. This workshop will explore factors affecting mental health, give participants a general overview of common adult mental illnesses and, most importantly, how to be a support.
About This Workshop
- Mental Illness and Mental Health
- The Whole Picture
- Stigma and Myths about Mental Illness
- History of Mental Illness
- Illness as Influence, not Identity
- Mental Disorders Overview
- Bipolar Disorder
- Anxiety Disorders
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
- Personality Disorders
- Mental Illness and Addictions
- Mental Illness and Suicide
- Creating a Supportive Environment
- People and Organizations to Access
- Finding a Qualified Counsellor
- Supporting Those That May Be Struggling
- Personal Reflection
- Sharing with Others
- Providing Ongoing Support
Method of Delivery
Lecture, personal reflection, video, and small group discussion.
This is an introductory level workshop that is highly applicable to anyone in wanting to learn more about mental health, including employees and managers.
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Register Early! Seating is limited.
Children and unregistered guests are not permitted in the meeting rooms.
The Early Registration rate is available for those participants who submit both their registration form and payment 3 weeks before the workshop.
Participants will receive a spiral bound training manual and a certificate of completion.
The workshops start at 9:00 AM and conclude around 4:00 PM. Please arrive between 8:30 and 9:00 AM on the first day to check in and receive a training manual. Regular breaks are scheduled throughout the day. Participants are on their own for lunch from noon to 1:00 PM, unless otherwise stated above. Our half day workshops start at 9:00 am and conclude at 12:00pm
Registrations cancelled 7 or more days prior to the workshop are refundable, minus a $50.00 administrative fee. Alternatively you may receive a credit to attend a future training. Cancellations less than 7 days prior to the workshop are non-refundable. If at any time you are unable to attend, you are welcome to transfer your registration to another individual at no extra cost. In this case, please notify ACHIEVE of the name of the alternate person who will be attending.
We reserve the right to cancel workshops due to unforeseen circumstances or under-enrolment. Liability is limited to a refund of workshop fees only. Please make travel arrangements with this in mind.
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Continuing Education Credit
Workshop participants receive a certificate indicating credits awarded based on the length and completion of the workshop. A two day workshop earns 12 Continuing Education hours, a one day workshop earns 6 hours and a half day workshop earns 3 hours. While many associations and licensing bodies accept ACHIEVE workshops for Continuing Education Credit, questions about approval should be directed to the specific association or licensing body you are requesting the credits for.