Understanding Mental Health training

For staff

Understanding Mental Health - Blended Online (self-paced online learning and facilitator led virtual class) is replacing Understanding Mental Health (three-hour classroom based training) during the COVID-19 restrictions.

This training will assist you in learning about the mental health continuum, when mental health becomes mental illness, common signs and symptoms of mental health issues, barriers to help seeking, how to support someone you’re concerned about, and the resources that are available at Monash.

Upon completion of this training, you should be able to:

  • describe mental health/mental illness
  • explain the effect of mental health issues on people and those around them
  • recognise common warning signs
  • apply support strategies to students, staff, family and friends.
  • identify strategies for a a suicide crisis situation
  • develop self-care strategies
  • identify mental health services and resources at Monash

The training has three components:

Component 1
Self-paced online modules in Moodle (1.5 hours). These modules give you a foundational understanding of mental health.
Component 2
Knowledge quiz (30 minutes). The knowledge quiz tests your understanding of the online modules. You'll need to pass this in order to register for the virtual class.
Component 3
Virtual class (2 hours). The class is facilitated by a Monash counsellor and allows you to explore case studies, discuss situations with colleagues and apply the knowledge gained from the self paced modules.

Training (for staff groups only)

If you have a minimum of 16 participants (maximum of 25), request the virtual class by completing the request form.