EOIs open: New training opportunities by VACCHO

  25 March 2022  NWMPHN   

The Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO) and the Centre for Social and Emotional Wellbeing (SEWB) are offering new training opportunities to the SEWB Workforce.

There is no cost to participants for this training. However, places are limited so please complete the Expression of Interest Form (EOI) to indicate your interest.

After the EOIs are received, you will be provided with a confirmation of a place within one week. Please note that Manager approval will then be required to complete your registration.

If there is significant demand for a course, they are willing to schedule new dates.

Training courses available:

  1. Marumali Journey of Healing (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participants only)
    The Marumali Program® is based on the Marumali Journey of Healing Model, developed by an Aboriginal survivor of removal policies. It aims to empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander service providers in the provision of safe, appropriate and effective support to survivors of removal and assimilation policies. Participants are equipped with strategies to deal with the complex issues of trauma associated with removal practices in a variety of settings, strategies which respect the rights of survivors to control the pace, direction and outcome of their own healing journey.

Available dates: 11-14 April 22 (Healesville) , 16-19 May 22 (Wyndham), 14-17 June 22 (Melbourne), 20-23 June 22 (Melton)

  1. Introduction to Narrative Therapy
    Provided by the Dulwich Centre via online, face-to-face, or hybrid delivery modes, Narrative Therapy is a respectful, non-blaming approach to counselling and community work that centres people as the experts in their own lives. It views problems as separate from people and assumes people have many skills, competencies, beliefs, values, commitments, and abilities that will assist them to reduce the influence of problems in their lives. Narrative Therapy has synergies with Aboriginal ways of knowing being and doing, in that it places yarning combined with story-telling and curiosity at the center of the counselling approach. A goal is to assist participants in ‘telling our stories in ways that make us stronger.’

Available dates: 16-20 May 22 (Online), 20-24 June 22 (Online)

  1. Aboriginal Mental Health First Aid

Delivered by Girraway Ganyi, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health First Aid (AMHFA) course provides skills on how to assist an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander adult who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Topics include Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social and emotional wellbeing, mental health problems in communities, and mental health first aid strategies for working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Dates: TBC (Online & Face to Face)

  1. Youth Aboriginal Mental Health First Aid

In this Youth Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health First Aid course participants will learn how to assist an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander young person who may be experiencing a mental health problem or mental health crisis until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves, using a practical, culturally adaptable Indigenous expert consensus evidenced based action plan.

Dates: TBC (Online & Face to Face)

Any questions or feedback, please get in touch with us via sewb@vaccho.org.au, or directly to Nikki Foy nikkif@vaccho.org.au

NWMPHN has teamed up with VACCHO to provide some training opportunities for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social and Emotional Wellbeing (SEWB) workforce in our region.