Training

Counselling offer training and presentations on a range of topics relevant to students. The following synopses provide an overview of what we can currently provide.

Training for staff

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  • Mental health first aid course

    This 12-hour course teaches people (18 years and over) how to offer initial support to adults who are developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis, until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolved.

    The course curriculum is evidence-based, as informaed by the MHFA guidelines.

    What is the standard mental health first aid course?

    Course participants learn about the signs and symptoms of the common and disabling mental health problems, how to provide initial help, where and how to get professional help, what sort of help has been shown by research 

    Participants will learn the signs and symptoms of mental health problems, where and how to get help and what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective.

    Course format

    • 2 full day training workshops from 9am -5pm
    • Cost is $200 for staff - this includes 2 days training and the SMHFA manual. Lunch and light refreshments are provided
    • Training is free for students

    Who can attend a SMHFA course?

    Staff and students of the University of Adelaide - there are no prerequisites for this course.

    For further information please contact Counselling Support.

    Course dates

    Staff and students need to attend both Day 1 and Day 2 to complete the course. Dates have been allocated specifically for staff and students.

    To book please contact Jill Allen.

    Training Dates
    Staff Students
    29th and 30th of April 2019 15th and 16th of April 2019 (FULL)
    22nd and 23rd of July 2019 8th and 9th of July 2019
    26th and 27th of August 2019 23rd and 24th of September 2019
    9th and 10th of December 2019 25th and 26th of November 2019

     

    Mental Health First Aid is for everyone, everywhere
  • Counselling support is...

    What is Counselling? How do you get to see a Counsellor? What is counselling about?  We can answer all these and more questions in our short comprehensive presentation about our service and the other services provided by Student Life.

    • This workshop is aimed at staff- but may suit some student groups. Approximately 30 minutes.

    For further information please contact Counselling Support.

  • Students in distress

    Staff often ask us how they can better manage responses to student who are distressed. This comprehensive workshop provides clear ideas and guidelines on what to do and who to ask for support.

    • The workshop is aimed at staff and can be provided to small or larger groups.
    • It could be adapted to suit students
    • 1 hour duration
    • No cost

    For further information please contact Counselling Support.

Training for students

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  • Mental health first aid course

    This 12-hour course teaches people (18 years and over) how to offer initial support to adults who are developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis, until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolved.

    The course curriculum is evidence-based, as informaed by the MHFA guidelines.

    What is the standard mental health first aid course?

    Course participants learn about the signs and symptoms of the common and disabling mental health problems, how to provide initial help, where and how to get professional help, what sort of help has been shown by research 

    Participants will learn the signs and symptoms of mental health problems, where and how to get help and what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective.

    Course format

    • 2 full day training workshops from 9am -5pm
    • Cost is $200 for staff - this includes 2 days training and the SMHFA manual. Lunch and light refreshments are provided
    • Training is free for students

    Who can attend a SMHFA course?

    Staff and students of the University of Adelaide - there are no prerequisites for this course.

    For further information please contact Counselling Support.

    Course dates

    Staff and students need to attend both Day 1 and Day 2 to complete the course. Dates have been allocated specifically for staff and students.

    To book please contact Jill Allen.

    Training dates
    Staff Students
    29th and 30th of April 2019 15th and 16th of April 2019 (FULL)
    22nd and 23rd of July 2019 8th and 9th of July 2019
    26th and 27th of August 2019 23rd and 24th of September 2019
    9th and 10th of December 2019 25th and 26th of November 2019

     

    Mental Health First Aid is for everyone, everywhere
  • Meditation for students

    Come and join our meditation sessions to relax, recharge and learn simple skills that can help with stress management and boosting study performance.

    While meditation is an ancient practice, it has had a huge upswing in popularity in recent years, due to its far-reaching benefits in health, healing and general happiness. We shall practice different styles of meditation including mindfulness, a particular form of meditative awareness that can be used for everyday focus and well-being.

    These are simple enjoyable sessions that also teach skills for everyday use.

    Date: 4 April to 6th June
    Time: 12:10-12:50pm, the sessions are run for 40 minutes. Please arrive a few minutes early (doors open from 12:00pm)
    Venue:

    2nd May to 9th May - WP Rogers Room, Level 4, Union House West (Enter from stairs at the back of Union House. For wheelchair access please call reception for directions)

    16th May to 23rd May- Harry Medlin Room, Level 4, Union House West

    30th May to 6th June- WP Rogers Room, Level 4, Union House West

    Bookings: Bookings can be made by contacting Counselling Support Reception on 8313 5663

    Sessions are run by Greg Smith as a part of Student Life.

    Classes are free.

  • Bystander Awareness Training - TBA

  • Thriving at uni

    What does it take to be a successful university student? After years of working in the tertiary sector we have put together our top ideas for making the most of the whole University experience. Succeeding at Uni is not only about hours of study- it’s how students approach every aspect of Uni life.

    • Suitable for students.
    • 1-2 hours duration
    • No cost

    For further information please contact Counselling Support.

  • Self-care, personal boundaries, mental health awareness

    This workshop is designed to provide Peer Mentors and Ambassadors with

    • Basic information on managing distressed students
    • Tips for managing their own self care
    • And ways to establish the boundaries for their role.

    In Counselling we’re well aware of the need to manage demands and to do this in a way that doesn’t compromise personal well-being.  This workshop looks to give an overview of what works for managing in these roles.

    • Suitable for students.
    • 1-2 hours duration
    • No cost

    For further information please contact Counselling Support.

  • Balancing life and uni

    Balance is often described as the ultimate goal of life. Truthfully we’re all seeking balance all the time. However there are ways to nuance your study and work life balance that could enhance your experience of both.  It’s more than a 50-50- split of time and the ideas we present could make life a little easier.

    • Suitable for students.
    • 1-2 hours duration

    For further information please contact Counselling Support.

  • Time management and studying effectively

    The secret to study success often lies in applying the simplest strategies. This workshop gets back to basics, explaining what can go wrong and why and then gives helpful easy to apply tips and tricks, so you can start studying successfully.

    • Suitable for students.
    • 1-2 hours duration
    • No cost

    For further information please contact Counselling Support.

  • Mature aged students - transition

    Starting or coming back to University as a Mature Aged student can be both exciting and daunting. Finding out how to use University systems, working within University timeframes and adapting to the new experience are part of what we look at in this workshop, aimed at helping Mature age students find their feet.

    Presenter Sandra, from the Counselling Support team  knows from her own experience and through working with students for many year, what it is useful to know, and will offer her insights and wisdom to help you settle in and adjust quickly.

    For further information please contact Counselling Support.

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  • Thriving at uni

    What does it take to be a successful university student? After years of working in the tertiary sector we have put together our top ideas for making the most of the whole University experience. Succeeding at Uni is not only about hours of study- it’s how students approach every aspect of Uni life.

    • Suitable for students.
    • 1-2 hours duration
    • No cost

    For further information please contact Counselling Support.