The University’s Staff Development Programme offers staff a number of training opportunities to:

  • help staff understand mental health;
  • how to provide help to those around us;
  • and how to develop strategies and technics to protect against mental illness.

These include:

Compassion Fatigue in Animal-Related Occupations - Awareness and education for employees working in animal-related occupations, focusing on compassion fatigue and the unique stressors associated with working with animals.

Mindful Leadership Program - Developing resilient, valuable and innovative leaders with a focus on enhanced performance.

Resilience Taster - Introductory strategies and insight into how to build personal resiliency in dealing with workplace challenges.

Resiliency in the Workplace - Strategies and insight into how to build personal resiliency in dealing with workplace challenges.

Mental Health First Aid - Teaches adults (18 years and over) how to provide initial support to adults who are developing a mental illness or experiencing a mental health crisis.

Skills for Suicide Prevention - Skills required to assist someone who may be having suicidal thoughts and behaviours.

Supervisory Skills in Animal-Related Occupations - For supervisors who are responsible for staff who work with animals to help guard against compassion fatigue.

Mental Health support strategies - RHD Candidates - For new and experienced RHD advisors on mental health awareness, boundary setting, concerning behaviours, and supports available.

 

For more information, or if you have any suggestions about other links that would be useful, please contact Felicity Couperthwaite.