Removing the stigma around mental illness is a long-term goal of MIFSA and our Mental Illness Fellowship partners around the country.
A key way of achieving this is to educate the community about the experience of mental illness. Groups that have benefited from our award winning education sessions include police, ambulance services, nursing students, psychiatric registrars, government services, health providers, corporate groups, schools and community organisations.
For more information, click here for the brochure.
Workplace Education Sessions
The Education Program have developed a series of sessions specifically aimed at raising awareness of mental health issues within the workplace.
Each topic is designed to provide the target audience with a deeper understanding of issues relating to mental health and wellbeing. We aim to raise awareness of the impact on the individual, families, colleagues, employers and the community, and offer strategies for prevention, impact reduction and recovery from mental illness. The information provided is relevant to employers and employees in maintaining their own health and wellbeing, that of the workplace as a whole and in raising awareness of issues their clientele may be experiencing.
These sessions run for 1 ½ hours, enough time for vital learning to take place yet minimising the amount of staff down time. Workplace sessions are delivered by an experienced Adult Educator, with co facilitation provided by a trained Community Educator—someone with a lived experience who will briefly share their story of mental illness and recovery. This greatly enhances the information being presented and allows the audience to gain a better understanding of how particular issues impact on peoples’ daily lives.
· An Introduction to Mental Illness
· Beyond Monday Blues: Dealing with Depression in the Workplace
· Distressed or Destressed? The Choice is Yours!
· Holistic Health
· Making Sense of Challenging Behaviours
· The Effects of Workplace Bullying
· A Mentally Healthy Workplace
MIFSA gratefully acknowledge the support of the Mental Health Coalition in delivering and promoting our Workplace Education Sessions.
For more information, click here for a brochure.
We can provide workshops in the metro Adelaide community on request.
Our workshops and seminars focus on topics such as schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, psychosis, relapse prevention and recovery. Community education helps to remove barriers to social inclusion and employment opportunities.
Country outreach program
We provide education workshops and seminars in country areas throughout South Australia. You may also benefit from our practical training materials, including a DVD, if you live in rural and remote South Australia. One-to-one sessions are often available after the completion of education sessions.
If you live in one of these areas we can come to you:
- Far North
- Mid North
- Eyre Peninsula
- Yorke Peninsula
- South East
- Fleurieu Peninsula/Kangaroo Island
To make a booking or for further information, please contact the MIFSA Education Program:
T (08) 8378 4100
F (08) 8378 4199