October 2019: Shelter Tas held training for Mental Health: a trauma-informed approach, as part of our Workforce Development Program. Full day sessions were held in Hobart and Devonport, and included:
- Trauma-Informed responses to complex mental health presentations including co-morbidity, suicidality and self-harm, aggressive behaviours and psychosis
- A focus on concepts of containment, de-escalation and “holding the risk” for workers
- Trauma-based behaviours associated with different mental health presentations and behaviours presenting unique challenges in residential settings.
Workshops combined theory, personal reflection, and group activities. The training received very positive feedback – 100% of participant evaluations rated the training as good-excellent.
We were very pleased to welcome Carly Cameron back to facilitate this training. Carly has run sessions previously for Shelter Tas, and once again provided participants with excellent information, this time about trauma-based behaviours associated with different mental health presentations and appropriate responses to these.