Mental Health & Wellbeing Courses

Our courses give you the tools, understanding and confidence to support people experiencing mental illness, stress and distress in their workplace, community and whānau. 

The available courses are:

  • Are You Worried About Someone? 
  • Coping With Stress 
  • Supporting Yourself and Others  
  • Mental Health Matters 


Are You Worried About Someone?

Starting this conversation can save someone’s life. 

It is important we talk about suicide in Aotearoa.

While we may feel helpless, or as if there is nothing we can do, there is!

In this webinar you will learn the process of LOOK, LISTEN and LINK, which will give you the tools to support those you may be concerned about. 

In understanding some of the warning signs, engaging in safe and direct conversations about suicide and linking the person to professional help  you can practice significant interventions that can save lives.

This webinar includes material from the Mental Health Foundation.

At the end of this webinar you will be able to:

Help support someone who may be at risk of ending their life by using:

  • LOOK: Know some of the warning signs
  • LISTEN: How to check-in, listen and respond
  • LINK: Connect the person and/or yourself to the right support

Course Information

  • Platform: Webinar
  • Course length: 40 minutes
  • Course cost:  $55 per person
  • Additional information: We are able to run private group courses if you require.
To register interest in this course please CLICK HERE.

    

Coping With Stress

Managing stress. Improving wellbeing. Enhancing resilience.

It’s not surprising we’re feeling stressed right now. Given the unusual and ongoing circumstances of COVID-19, we are all feeling the effects.  

The stress hormones, Adrenalin and Cortisol, are largely responsible for the range of reactions you may be experiencing right now. While it’s normal to feel like this in a stressful situation, it’s not pleasant. Understanding what the stress is, and finding ways to improve our wellbeing so that we can Feel good, Function well, and Connect with others can provide us with tools to enhance our resilience in stressful times

At the end of this workshop you will:

  • Understand what stress is
  • Be aware of different types of stress
  • Develop some ways to improve your wellbeing using the Feeling good, Functioning well, and Connecting with others framework
  • Understand how to enhance your resilience

Course Information

  • Platform: Face to Face 
  • Course length: Three hours
  • Course cost:  $95 per person
  • Additional information: We are able to run private group courses if you require. Webinar course coming September 2020

To register interest in this course please CLICK HERE.

Supporting Yourself and Others

Supporting Yourself and Others, or Psychological First Aid (PFA) is based on the international best practice model developed by the World Health Organisation.

PFA is a simple yet powerful way of helping someone experiencing distress. so they have the tools and support to cope with challenges. It is availale as both a face-to-face, and webinar course. 

After attending this webinar you will:

  • Have developed your understanding of PFA and what PFA is and what it is not

  • Be able to promote the five elements of PFA

  • Understand distress responses

  • Learn some active listening skills

  • Know how to apply the WHO Action Framework for PFA: LOOK, LISTEN and LINK/

  • Use the WHO Action Framework for PFA: LOOK, LISTEN and LINK

  • Have a greater appreciation of the need for your wellbeing.

After attending this face-to-face course you will:

1.      Gain an understanding of the context of why PFA is successful using LOOK, LISTEN and LINK

  • What happens to people, and communities, after traumatic events
  • The 5 Elements to promote recovery

2.      Understand PFA:

  • What PFA is and what it is not
  • Why PFA is needed
  • How to use PFA using the action principles of LOOK, LISTEN, and LINK, while being mindful of the 5 elements.
  • When to use PFA
  • Be able to identify common distress reactions

3.      Have an understanding of the practical tools to be able to provide PFA using:

  •  LOOK, LISTEN and LINK
  • The Five Elements

4.      Have practised providing PFA using different scenarios

New Zealand Red Cross' PFA training has been developed with support from Australian Red Cross, New Zealand Psychological Society, Massey University Joint Centre for Disaster Research and Te Piringa o Te Awakairangi.

Course Information

  • Platform: Webinar or Face to Face
  • Course length: Webinar One hour, Face to Face 7 hours
  • Course cost:  Webinar $55 per person, Face to Face $195 per person.
  • Additional information: We are able to run private group courses if you require.

To register interest in this course please CLICK HERE.

Mental Health Matters

Most of us want to feel good, function well and connect with others. Our health and well being is central to be able to cope with life and its pressures. Understanding and supporting those affected by mental distress is integral.

 To meet the ever-increasing needs of our community, New Zealand Red Cross has developed the Mental Health & Wellbeing training programme. Participants will develop the practical skills of the LOOK, LISTEN and LINK framework to help someone who may need mental well being assistance.

This programme also provides organisations and teams with the tools to better identify, understand, and manage mental health issues in their workplace.

Participants will develop knowledge and gain confidence to support colleagues or whānau who may be experiencing mental distress, and will leave with tools to enable them to build a positive mental health environment in the workplace.

Course Information

  • Platform: Face to Face
  • Course length: Seven hours
  • Course cost:  $225 per person
  • Additional information: We are able to run private group courses if you require.

To register interest in this course please CLICK HERE.

These courses are recommended for

Anyone who may have a role supporting staff, colleagues, community members or whānau. They are particularly relevant for:

  • Front line, public-facing staff
  • Workplace managers and supervisors
  • Health, safety and wellbeing teams
  • Peer supporters
  • Emergency management first responders
  • Organisations and groups with psychosocial support responsibilities under New Zealand Emergency Management Agency legislation.