SEWB Training

The KAMS SEWB Team delivers SEWB training and information sessions to SEWB services and community members across the Kimberley region, as well as building capacity to become SEWB training facilitators for selected programs (Train the Trainer).

Training and information sessions are provided free of charge, and prioritised to community members, KAMS member services and priority organisations identified within funding contracts. Where possible, other staff of organisations not listed as a priority within our funding contracts will be able to participate in training and information sessions as places are available.

Please request training by following this link for organisations or this link for community members.

SEWB training and information sessions currently available

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Target audience: Adults who live, love or work with Aboriginal people.

Course duration: 14 hours, delivered as a two-day workshop.

Availability:  Face-to-face, online (for online options, see mhfa website).

Train-The-Trainer: see mhfa website.

Overview: This training increases participant confidence in identifying mental health illnesses in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and providing initial mental health first aid whilst supporting them to access appropriate professional help.

Learning objectives:

  1. Build a better understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social and emotional wellbeing;
  2. Identify the contributing factors to mental health issues and the symptoms;
  3. Build knowledge of how to assist Aboriginal people experiencing mental health issues.

For further information, please see www.mhfa.com.au.

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Target audience: Adults who live, love or work with youth aged between 12-25yrs.

Course duration: 14 hours, delivered as a two-day workshop.

Availability:  Face-to-face, online (for online options, see mhfa website).

Train-The-Trainer: See mhfa website.

Overview: This course increases participant confidence in identifying mental health illnesses in youth, and providing initial mental health first aid whilst supporting them to access appropriate professional help.

Learning objectives:

Build ability to:

  1. Increase ability to identify youth experiencing mental health issues;
  2. Build capacity to assist youth experiencing mental health issues.

Further information:  www.mhfa.com.au.

Teen Mental Health First Aid

Target audience:  Teenagers in years 10, 11 and 12 of high school.

Course duration: 3.5-hour course delivered over three sessions of 75 minutes each*.

*Please note: prior to the delivery of TMHFA, the KAMS SEWB Team will deliver YMHFA (see above) to adults of the requesting school, organisation, sports club etc. to help create an eco-system where both adults and teens have the skills and knowledge to assist youth experiencing mental health issues and crises.

Availability:  Face-to-face, online (for online options, see mhfa website).

Train-The-Trainer: See mhfa website.

Overview: This course enables participants to provide mental health first aid to their friends / peers while quickly seeking adult help.

Learning objectives:

Build ability to:

  1. Recognise the early warning signs of mental health issues in teens;
  2. Recognise the signs of a mental health crisis in teens;
  3. Obtain help from responsible and trusted adults.

Further information:  www.mhfa.com.au.

Target audience: Kimberley community members.

Course duration: 4 two-day blocks delivered over a 4-week period.

Availability: Face-to-face.

Train-the-Trainer: Available.

Overview: The KEHLP was developed following the successful pilot of the Kimberley Empowerment Project initiated in response to the high rates of suicides in the region from 1999 to 2006. The Kimberley Empowerment Project was developed in a way that was holistic, strengths-based, and culturally and geographically appropriate. It aimed to enhance the capability and capacity of local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to take charge of their lives and strengthen their communities. In addition, the project aimed to address the range of social determinants that impact upon Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural, social, and emotional wellbeing.

Learning objectives:

  1. Raise self-awareness of the individual’s identity and strengths;
  2. Empower individuals to take control of their lives;
  3. Heal individuals so they may experience behaviour change and grow in all aspects of life.

Target audience: Kimberley community members and organisations interested in participating in the KEHLP course.

Course duration: One-hour

Availability: Face-to-face

Overview: This short presentation provides participants with information about the KEHLP program, covering its development, structure and content.

Target audience: Kimberley community members who wish to build suicide intervention skills.

Course duration: Approximately three hours delivered in half a day.

Availability: Face-to-face, virtual.

Train-The-Trainer: Available.

Overview: The LIYAN Natural Helper’s Program and its associated resources were developed by the KAMS SEWB Team in partnership with the Kimberley Aboriginal Suicide Prevention Trial staff, in response to community need for a Kimberley-specific suicide intervention training program.

LIYAN is a Yawuru word that means inner feeling or spirit. The program’s name was informed by its purpose to build the capacity of Natural Helpers (i.e. community members) to support those around them who may be deliberately harming themselves or feeling suicidal.

Upon completion of the training, participants are provided with the LIYAN Natural Helper’s Toolkit and LIYAN self-help card as resources to support the implementation of learned skills.

Learning objectives:

  1. Build community understanding of deliberate self-harm and suicidal behaviours and how to recognise them;
  2. Provide community members with a five-step plan they can use to support people at risk of deliberate self-harm and suicidal behaviours;
  3. Increase awareness of mental health support services available in Kimberley communities.

Target audience: ASIST Kimberley community members aged 16 years or older who wish to build suicide intervention skills.

Course duration:  Two days.

Availability: Face-to-face.

Overview: Using the evidence-based ASIST model, this program teaches participants effective suicide intervention skills and awareness of suicide prevention networks in their community. The program is divided into five sections designed to progressively build confidence and understanding around suicide and suicide intervention.

Learning objectives:

  1. Prepare participants for the learning experience by setting the norms and expectations of the course;
  2. Sensitise participants to their own attitudes towards suicide, and understand how attitudes can impact on the intervention process;
  3. Provide participants with the knowledge and skills required to recognise suicide warning signs and develop safety plans;
  4. Build participants’ confidence in suicide intervention through supervised simulation experiences;
  5. Enable participants to identify suicide prevention supports in their local communities.

Target audience: Health workforce across the Kimberley.

Course duration: Approximately six hours delivered in one day.

Availability: Face-to-face delivery in partnership with WA Country Health Service; webinar (available soon).

Overview: An initiative of the Kimberley Aboriginal Suicide Prevention Trial, the Health Workforce Training in Suicide Prevention aims to increase the knowledge, skills and confidence of health workforce to identify, screen, assess, and manage patients who are presenting with, or may be at risk of, deliberate self-harm and suicidal behaviours.

Learning objectives:

  1. Build a shared understanding across the health workforce around deliberate self-harm and suicidal behaviours;
  2. Recognise the risk factors and warning signs to identify people at risk;
  3. Confidently ask about deliberate self-harm and suicidal behaviours;
  4. Effectively undertake a risk assessment;
  5. Implement an interdisciplinary team approach to management;
  6. Develop a collaborative safety plan;
  7. Link in to appropriate services and local referral pathways;
  8. Provide effective follow up care;
  9. Provide postvention support to those impacted or bereaved by suicide.

Target audience: Human service staff across the Kimberley.

Course duration: Two hours.

Availability: Webinar (available soon).

Overview: The Kimberley Protocol on Deliberate Self-Harm and Suicidal Behaviours outlines a pathway for human service agencies to assist people presenting with deliberate self-harm and suicidal behaviours to access appropriate care. The Protocol is the first of its kind in the Kimberley region, developed by the Drug, Alcohol and Mental Health Subcommittee of the Kimberley Aboriginal Health Planning Forum.

Learning objectives:

  1. Build the knowledge and skills of deliberate self-harm and suicidal behaviours;
  2. Undertake appropriate screening and assessment;
  3. Effectively follow-up, support and safety planning.

Target audience: Mental health, Social and Emotional Wellbeing and Drug and Alcohol services and supports across the Kimberley.

Course duration: 1.5 hours

Availability: Webinar (available soon).

Overview: The Cultural Security Framework for Kimberley Mental Health / Social and Emotional Wellbeing and Drug and Alcohol Services was developed by the Drug, Alcohol and Mental Health Subcommittee of the Kimberley Aboriginal Health Planning Forum (KAHPF). Its development was led by, and in consultation with, key Aboriginal staff members across the member organisations and is currently being implemented by the KAHPF as an initiative of the Kimberley Aboriginal Suicide Prevention Trial.

Learning objectives:

  1. Build an understanding on the importance of the Cultural Security Framework, including its development, vision, and purpose;
  2. Assist services / organisations to implement the Framework using a consistent approach to actions;
  3. Encourage ongoing monitoring and evaluation of continuous improvement activities.

Target audience: Kimberley community members and organisations interested in learning about social and emotional wellbeing.

Session duration: Approximately six hours, delivered in one day*

*Please note: session duration may be tailored to the needs of the group.

Availability: Face-to-face, virtual.

Overview: SEWB education sessions are developed to be responsive to the needs of the requesting community members / organisations, with a focus on improving mental health literacy.

Learning objectives:

  1. Increase participant’s knowledge and awareness of mental health, including signs and symptoms of people experiencing mental health issues;
  2. Build participant’s capacity to respond to people experiencing deliberate self-harm or suicidal behaviours.

Calendar

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Health Workforce Training in Suicide Prevention – Broome
9:00 am - 12:00 am

Health Workforce Training in Suicide Prevention Poster

Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services in partnership with WA Country Health Services are delivering Health Workforce Training in Suicide Prevention as part of the Kimberley Aboriginal Suicide Prevention Trial in the main towns across the Kimberley. The training aim

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Health Workforce Training in Suicide Prevention – Broome
12:00 am - 3:00 pm

Health Workforce Training in Suicide Prevention Poster

Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services in partnership with WA Country Health Services are delivering Health Workforce Training in Suicide Prevention as part of the Kimberley Aboriginal Suicide Prevention Trial in the main towns across the Kimberley. The training aim

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Youth Mental Health First Aid
9:00 am - 12:00 am

Youth Mental Health First Aid Derby Flyer

The two-day Youth Mental Health First Aid course provides participants with the skills and knowledge to identify young people experiencing mental health issues and provide initial support while connecting them to professional services. A facilitator from Mental Health First Aid

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Trauma Informed Care and Practice – Mental Health Commission
9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Broome 2020 MHC training flyer

In September, the Mental Health Commission is providing SEWB and AOD training free of charge, and fully catered. Training details are as follows:

Day 1: Trauma Informed Care and Practice: 9am – 4.30pm, 3rd September

Day 2: Recognising and Responding to Amphetamine Intoxications/Toxi

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Youth Mental Health First Aid
12:00 am - 5:00 pm

Youth Mental Health First Aid Derby Flyer

The two-day Youth Mental Health First Aid course provides participants with the skills and knowledge to identify young people experiencing mental health issues and provide initial support while connecting them to professional services. A facilitator from Mental Health First Aid

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Health Workforce Training in Suicide Prevention – Derby
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Health Workforce Training in Suicide Prevention Poster

Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services in partnership with WA Country Health Services are delivering Health Workforce Training in Suicide Prevention as part of the Kimberley Aboriginal Suicide Prevention Trial in the main towns across the Kimberley. The training aim

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EAL Practitioner Training
All Day

SEWB workers in Broome and Derby were invited to apply to become EAL practitioners with the Yawardani Jan-ga (Horses doing healing) program in Broome. This month, the successful applicants will complete their first training block.

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Health Workforce Training in Suicide Prevention – Fitzroy Crossing
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Health Workforce Training in Suicide Prevention Poster

Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services in partnership with WA Country Health Services are delivering Health Workforce Training in Suicide Prevention as part of the Kimberley Aboriginal Suicide Prevention Trial in the main towns across the Kimberley. The training aim

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EAL Practitioner Training
All Day

SEWB workers in Broome and Derby were invited to apply to become EAL practitioners with the Yawardani Jan-ga (Horses doing healing) program in Broome. This month, the successful applicants will complete their first training block.

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Volatile Substance Use (VSU); responding and reporting
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Kimberley Mental Health and Drug Service are running two ‘Volatile Substance Use (VSU); responding and reporting’ online training sessions for service providers and stakeholders in the Kimberley on Tuesday 8th and Wednesday 9th September.  Both sessions will deliver the same content and videoconference details wi

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EAL Practitioner Training
All Day

SEWB workers in Broome and Derby were invited to apply to become EAL practitioners with the Yawardani Jan-ga (Horses doing healing) program in Broome. This month, the successful applicants will complete their first training block.

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Health Workforce Training in Suicide Prevention – Halls Creek
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Health Workforce Training in Suicide Prevention Poster

Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services in partnership with WA Country Health Services are delivering Health Workforce Training in Suicide Prevention as part of the Kimberley Aboriginal Suicide Prevention Trial in the main towns across the Kimberley. The training aim

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EAL Practitioner Training
All Day

SEWB workers in Broome and Derby were invited to apply to become EAL practitioners with the Yawardani Jan-ga (Horses doing healing) program in Broome. This month, the successful applicants will complete their first training block.

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EAL Practitioner Training
All Day

SEWB workers in Broome and Derby were invited to apply to become EAL practitioners with the Yawardani Jan-ga (Horses doing healing) program in Broome. This month, the successful applicants will complete their first training block.

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EAL Practitioner Training
All Day

SEWB workers in Broome and Derby were invited to apply to become EAL practitioners with the Yawardani Jan-ga (Horses doing healing) program in Broome. This month, the successful applicants will complete their first training block.

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Art Group
8:00 am - 6:00 pm

mens art group 2020

womens art group 2020

WA Country Health Services with Men’s Outreach Service are facilitating a men’s (Tuesdays 9am – 12pm) and women’s art group (Thursdays, 9am – 1pm) at the Broome Recovery Centre. Please contact the Recovery Centre on 9194 2640 to book a spot.

Women&

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EAL Practitioner Training
All Day

SEWB workers in Broome and Derby were invited to apply to become EAL practitioners with the Yawardani Jan-ga (Horses doing healing) program in Broome. This month, the successful applicants will complete their first training block.

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Art Group
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

mens art group 2020

womens art group 2020

WA Country Health Services with Men’s Outreach Service are facilitating a men’s (Tuesdays 9am – 12pm) and women’s art group (Thursdays, 9am – 1pm) at the Broome Recovery Centre. Please contact the Recovery Centre on 9194 2640 to book a spot.

Women&

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EAL Practitioner Training
All Day

SEWB workers in Broome and Derby were invited to apply to become EAL practitioners with the Yawardani Jan-ga (Horses doing healing) program in Broome. This month, the successful applicants will complete their first training block.

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The Patient Journey Initiative – Kimberley Consultation Sessions
10:30 am - 12:00 am

Save the Date Kimberley PJI September 2020

What is the Patient Journey Initiative?

The Patient Journey Initiative (PJI) is a Mental Health Quality Improvement activity that takes a “deep dive” into the experience of the patient’s journey through a regional mental health service. The file review component examines

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EAL Practitioner Training
All Day

SEWB workers in Broome and Derby were invited to apply to become EAL practitioners with the Yawardani Jan-ga (Horses doing healing) program in Broome. This month, the successful applicants will complete their first training block.

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The Patient Journey Initiative – Kimberley Consultation Sessions
12:00 am - 12:00 am

Save the Date Kimberley PJI September 2020

What is the Patient Journey Initiative?

The Patient Journey Initiative (PJI) is a Mental Health Quality Improvement activity that takes a “deep dive” into the experience of the patient’s journey through a regional mental health service. The file review component examines

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Art Group
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

mens art group 2020

womens art group 2020

WA Country Health Services with Men’s Outreach Service are facilitating a men’s (Tuesdays 9am – 12pm) and women’s art group (Thursdays, 9am – 1pm) at the Broome Recovery Centre. Please contact the Recovery Centre on 9194 2640 to book a spot.

Women&

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EAL Practitioner Training
All Day

SEWB workers in Broome and Derby were invited to apply to become EAL practitioners with the Yawardani Jan-ga (Horses doing healing) program in Broome. This month, the successful applicants will complete their first training block.

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The Patient Journey Initiative – Kimberley Consultation Sessions
12:00 am - 10:30 am

Save the Date Kimberley PJI September 2020

What is the Patient Journey Initiative?

The Patient Journey Initiative (PJI) is a Mental Health Quality Improvement activity that takes a “deep dive” into the experience of the patient’s journey through a regional mental health service. The file review component examines

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Art Group
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

mens art group 2020

womens art group 2020

WA Country Health Services with Men’s Outreach Service are facilitating a men’s (Tuesdays 9am – 12pm) and women’s art group (Thursdays, 9am – 1pm) at the Broome Recovery Centre. Please contact the Recovery Centre on 9194 2640 to book a spot.

Women&

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