Living with a mental health condition can impact on a person’s life and that of their family, often leading to pain, loss and isolation. Mental health conditions can affect many areas of life including relationships, physical health, employment and financial security. Recovery begins when the resolve to regain and rebuild becomes a determination. This is also when a sound support network is imperative to the process which may include family, friends, health professionals and community in its varying aspects.
Recovering from mental health conditions does not just mean ‘getting better’ or finding a ‘cure’’; it is also about moving into a satisfying and fulfilling life. For many, recovery is full of twists and turns, ups and downs, as the journey is not always a straight and direct route. The process of recovery can be enlightening as people learn about themselves in a new light and understand their own strengths and qualities that are helping them on their unique recovery journey.
The purpose of this workshop is to provide a context for understanding recovery in relation to mental health. The workshop aims to highlight the principles underpinning recovery and recovery-oriented support. The value of the lived experience and the importance of promoting self-determinations will be a focus of the workshop. The workshop will be structured around a set of handouts, which will include up-to-date resources as well as tools for assessing recovery needs and supporting wellness.
Our continuing professional development events meet the quality standard recognised by many relevant
professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, mental health
nursing, community work, counselling, psychotherapy and more.
This event provides 6 hours of live interactive training and participants are required to complete the quiz in order to retrieve their certificate of completion.
We recommend checking with your association for the correct calculation of points for this event.
Alison Bell has a background in Nursing and Psychology and has worked in the alcohol and other drug and mental health fields since 1987. She has been facilitating training on topics including Motivational Interviewing, mental health, addictions and gambling. Known as an enthusiastic and engaging trainer with a passion for providing participants with an opportunity to reflect on their work practices and to enhance their skills for supporting people to change. Alison has been involved in the development of motivational interviewing since 1989, when she became involved in researching the clinical application of the model in collaboration with Dr Stephen Rollnick at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre. Alison has published a number of papers and book chapters, particularly in relation to the application of motivational interviewing in health care settings. Having conducted hundreds of training courses on motivational interviewing for a broad range of groups, Alison is considered to be among the leading trainers on this subject in Australia
This seminar has been designed to extend the clinical knowledge and applied skill of Counsellors, Psychotherapists, Coaches, Psychologists, Hypnotherapists, Social Workers, Community Workers, Mental Health Nurses and Psychiatrists.
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