Recovery College

Western Sydney Recovery College offers a range of education and training programs to assist people with mental health concerns including their friends, family, mental health staff and service providers. The college aims to support people on their journey of recovery and for those involved in their care through educational sessions.
Among the courses offered through the college:

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid is a course that teaches how to assist someone who is developing a mental health concern or experiencing a mental health crises.
The course covers strategies for assisting people who may be developing depression, anxiety, psychosis or effected by substance misuse. Mental health crises such as suicidal thoughts and behaviour, non-suicidal self injury, severe psychotic states, panic attacks, traumatic events, aggressive behaviours and acute effects from alcohol or other drug misuse are discussed.
  • Venue
    WentWest offices - Training Room
  • Address
    Level 1, 85 Flushcombe Road, Blacktown, NSW 2148

Understanding Anxiety

Understanding Anxiety is a course to help people with mental health concerns, carers and service providers. It provides an insight into the experience of anxiety and how friends, family and service providers can support recovery.
  • Venue
    WentWest offices - Training Room
  • Address
    Level 1, 85 Flushcombe Road, Blacktown, NSW 2148

Understanding Depression

Understanding Depression is a course to help people with mental health concerns, carers and service providers giving an insight into the experience of depression and how friends, family and service providers can support recovery.
  • Venue
    WentWest offices - Training Room
  • Address
    Level 1, 85 Flushcombe Road, Blacktown, NSW 2148
Understanding Depression is a course to help people with mental health concerns, carers and service providers giving an insight into the experience of depression and how friends, family and service providers can support recovery.

Navigating the Mental Health System

Navigating the Mental Health System helps participants to understand the various services and organisations that work in the mental health system, detailing the roles and professions of each organisation and how they can be accessed.
The course covers:
  • The mental health system and how it works
  • Various organisations and professions
  • Mental Health Act and how this impacts on service users
  • Venue
    WentWest offices - Training Room
  • Address
    Level 1, 85 Flushcombe Road, Blacktown, NSW 2148

Aboriginal Mental Health First Aid

The course was developed with the consensus of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander mental health workers and based on the Mental Health First Aid course.
The course covers strategies for assisting people who may be developing depression, anxiety, psychosis or effected by substance misuse. Mental health crises such as suicidal thoughts and behaviour, non-suicidal self injury, severe psychotic states, panic attacks, traumatic events, aggressive behaviours and acute effects from alcohol or other drug misuse are discussed.
  • Venue
    Sydney West Aboriginal Health Service (SWAHS)
  • Address
    Mount Druitt Village, 2 Palmerston Road, Mount Druitt, NSW 2770

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

ASIST provides students with the skills to recognise when someone may be at risk of suicide and respond in ways that helps increase their immediate safety, and links to further help. ASIST is presented by registered trainers who have completed a one-week LivingWorks Training for Trainers (T4T) program.
The course covers how to:
  • Identify when someone is experiencing thoughts of suicide
  • Respond to suicidal feelings in others
  • Provide first aid and guidance to a person at risk of suicide
  • Increase suicide awareness and prevention through reviewing risk
  • Develop an effective suicide safety plan
  • Venue
    WentWest offices - Training Room
  • Address
    Level 1, 85 Flushcombe Road, Blacktown, NSW 2148
ACN 099 255 103
ABN 80 099 255 106

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