Australian communities are now much more aware of mental health issues. Research tells us:
“In any one day, 330 people with serious mental illness will be turned away from hospital emergency departments. 1,200 will be refused admission to a psychiatric unit, and seven will die as a result of suicide – the leading cause of death and disability for Australians under the age of 45.” Australian Rotary Health
Rotary Clubs around Australia have held over 550 Community Mental Health Forums and community interest in supporting preventative efforts that may help those at risk is evident.
As part of this prevention initiative, the Rotary Club of Warrandyte Donvale has been selected to hold a Mental Health First Aid Workshop over 16-17 June, 9.00am – 4.00pm, to help raise awareness and provide the necessary skills in managing mental health problems.
Judy Hall, a member of the Warrandyte Donvale Rotary Club says:
“The training provides individuals the opportunity to learn how to recognise and assist a person who may be developing a mental health problem..
The community also benefits from an increased awareness of mental health issues that helps to reduce stigma and bring these issues into the light.”
The June workshop will be held at Natalie’s Restaurant, 669 Maroondah Highway, Mitcham. It will run for 12 hours over two days and includes professional training on how to recognise and assist an individual in mental distress.
Crisis situations covered are;
A printed manual is included in the $30 course registration fee.
Bookings are essential – places limited to 20
VENUE Natalie’s Restaurant 669 Maroondah Highway Mitcham
DATE 16-17 June 2012
TIME 9.00am – 4.00pm
PRICE $30 registration which includes a printed manual, morning tea and a light lunch
Please contact Judy Hall firstname.lastname@example.org mobile – 0419 201 231