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Mental Health Awareness

Course Overview:

Creating mentally healthy organisations is more than raising awareness of mental illnesses – it is about providing individuals with the means to stay mentally healthy and to flourish.

The Mental Health Awareness course covers the continuum of mental health, from understanding common illnesses, to increasing resilience and staying well, to optimising wellbeing using the latest from the field of positive psychology.

Learning Objectives

This course will help users:

Understand the mental health continuum

Discover symptoms of common mental illnesses (including depression and anxiety)

Familiarise self with common risk factors and protective factors for mental health

Gain practical knowledge and skills to optimise wellbeing

Seek help for mental health issues when required

Topics

  1. What is mental health?
  2. Anxiety
  3. Depression
  4. Substance use disorder
  5. Improving resilience
  6. Engaging the relaxation response
  7. Challenging unhelpful thinking
  8. Diet
  9. Exercise
  10. Sleep
  11. Positive emotions
  12. Engagement (Flow)
  13. Positive relationships
  14. Meaningfulness
  15. Accomplishment
  16. Support for mental health

Flourishing at Work

Course Overview:

Flourishing denotes a high level of mental wellbeing characterised by positive emotions, high levels of engagement, positive relationships, obtaining meaningfulness, and feeling accomplished.

Join psychologist Jason van Schie on a recorded keynote covering a practical introduction to positive psychology and the PERMA model of wellbeing, developed by Martin Seligman to account for what contributes to sustained happiness and wellbeing.

Learning Objectives

This course will help users:

Understand the mental health continuum

Increase knowledge and how to develop the "pillars" of good mental health including:

  • Positive emotions
  • Engagement (Flow)
  • Positive relationships
  • Meaningfulness
  • Accomplishment

Topics

  1. Flourishing introduction
  2. Positive emotions
  3. Engagement (Flow)
  4. Positive relationships
  5. Meaningfulness
  6. Accomplishment

Sleep Health

Course Overview:

Well rested individuals are healthier, happier and more engaged than their sleep deprived counterparts. That’s because poor sleep has significant detrimental effects on performance, wellbeing and quality of life.

Individuals can use the Sleep Health course to optimise their current sleep and to rectify simple sleeping problems when they occur.

Learning Objectives

This course will help users:

Understand the causes and consequences of poor sleep;

Optimise sleep for improved alertness, wellbeing, and quality of life;

Prevent sleeping problems from occurring; and

Seek help for serious sleep problems (including sleep disorders).

Topics

  1. Introduction to sleep health
  2. What causes fatigue?
  3. The sleep drive
  4. Sleep debt
  5. Circadian rhythms
  6. Sleep structure
  7. Effects of alcohol and caffeine on sleep quality
  8. Common sleep disorders
  9. Improving sleep 101
  10. Improving sleep (behavioural strategies)
  11. Improving sleep (cognitive strategies)
  12. Napping
  13. Optimising your sleep environment
  14. Assistance for sleep problems

Fatigue Risk Management

Course Overview:

The consequences of fatigue include short-term impairment and reduced quality of life, with long-term effects ranging from increased risk of illness and disease to early death. Lack of sleep can also be downright unsafe with the effects of sleepiness being comparable to being legally drunk.

The purpose of the Fatigue Risk Management course is to help shift workers understand and respond to risks caused by fatigue.

Learning Objectives

This course will help users:

Understand the causes and consequences of fatigue;

Understand the link between sleep, health, mood and safety;

Optimise sleep and rectify common sleeping problems for improved alertness and wellbeing;

Apply a risk management approach to mitigate fatigue risk (at work and at home);

Seek help for serious sleep problems (including sleep disorders).

Topics

  1. What is fatigue?
  2. What causes fatigue?
  3. The sleep drive
  4. Sleep debt
  5. Circadian rhythms
  6. Sleep structure
  7. Effects of alcohol and caffeine on sleep quality
  8. Common sleep disorders
  9. Improving sleep 101
  10. Improving sleep (behavioural strategies)
  11. Improving sleep (cognitive strategies)
  12. Napping
  13. Optimising your sleep environment
  14. Shift work and fatigue
  15. Nightshift – managing the transition
  16. Responding to fatigue
  17. Assistance for sleep problems

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What is Mental Health? (2:43)

Learning Objectives

Understand what is meant by the term "mental health"

Recount the prevalence of mental illness

Articular the five pillars of good mental health

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