The ACT Mental Health Consumer Network (the Network) is proud to facilitate the following training program for consumers.
An updated training calendar for workshops being held from July to December 2021 can be downloaded here.
Self-Advocacy and Consumer Representation Training (SCR)
SRC is about the individual exercising their personal skills so that the consumer voice is heard, listened to, and acted upon.
This course supports you, the consumer, to identify how effective you can be as a self-advocate and be a voice for other consumers.
Presented in two parts, SRC has been designed with consumers, for consumers. The first part of the course is Self-Advocacy training and the second is Consumer Representation.
Our Self-Advocacy and Consumer Representation Training (SRC) gives participants the opportunity to discover, reflect and respond to issues of stigma and consumer participation in the ACT.
Advocacy begins with the individual, and through skills-based training consumers are prepared with the tools to communicate effectively in a range of situations.
Informed individuals then have the capacity to represent the consumer voice to the wider community where systemic change can happen.
Mental health workers are encouraged to attend.
The Network produced videos about the Self-Advocacy and Consumer Representation training and can be viewed via YouTube on the links below.
Download the brochure for the SCR
At the Network we believe that the lived experience of our members can make a valuable contribution to our workshops. The purpose of this training is to provide eligible members the skills and opportunity to use their expertise of lived experience as co-facilitators in the Network’s training programs.
The workshop consists of 4 training modules, as well as the opportunity for the workshop participants to put into practice the skills learned during the training by having a go in facilitating a range of activities.
Module 1 – Why Peer Work?
What is the benefit of drawing on lived experience? What types of roles are there in Peer Work? What can we do to work effectively as peers?
Module 2 – Group Facilitation Skills 1 (How We Learn and Introduction to Facilitation)
What are some principles for group training? How can we facilitate in an interactive and inclusive way?
Module 3 – Group Facilitation Skills 2 (Facilitation and Co-facilitation Skills)
How can we use different tools and methods when facilitating? How can we effectively share the facilitation of group training with another facilitator?
Module 4 – Self Care
How can we look after our own wellbeing as Peer Facilitators?
Understanding the NDIS
Do you want to learn more about the NDIS?
Are you or someone you know unsure about transitioning to NDIS?
This workshop will provide you with the knowledge and ability about how a person with psychosocial disability can access/transition to the NDIS.
By the end of this two-day workshop, the participants will :
• Learn about the NDIS, eligibility requirements and registration process
• Explore how to assist potential NDIS participants with decision making and planning
• Explore how the recovery approach relates to the NDIS
• Identify how they can support someone when accessing the NDIS
To register for any of these workshops, please fill in and submit the online registration form