MOAT: Mental Health Services has developed a suite of mental health training packages tailored and aligned for staff working in Residential Care settings, of the Child and Family Services sector. Recognising that the roles provided by Residential Care staff are especially complex, challenging and unpredictable, these training packages are designed to provide the staff with some additional tools for their toolbox.
The sessions are all facilitated by Bryan Jeffrey, a psychiatric nurse with 22 years of experience supporting young people in Out of Home Care settings, and are delivered without the use of jargon and complex mental health terminology. Bryan’s goal is to demystify and destigmatise the complexities of mental health in our client group by educating the staff, and ultimately raising the mental health literacy of our colleagues and clients.
The suite of packages are all tailored to meet the needs of the audience, therefore the best model of delivery is to a group not exceeding 20 participants, all from the same organisation. Logistically this can be difficult for some organisations to manage, so sessions will also be provided for the Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare (www.cfecfw.asn.au) and will appear on the Residential Care Learning and Development Strategy (RCLDS) training calendar. (www.cfecfw.asn.au/rclds/)
Contact Bryan Jeffrey for further details, or to discuss training options for your organisation.