eLearning Courses

The Mental Health Act 2016 (MHA2016) Capacity Assessment and Advance Health Directives training package provides opportunities for clinicians to apply knowledge and skills to clinical scenarios, related to these components of the legislation. The modules build on the knowledge covered in the MHA2016 online learning package (available on iLearn). The package is aimed at mental health clinicians and students, and may be particularly useful for Authorised Doctors, Psychiatric Registrars, and Authorised Mental Health Practitioners. A toolkit of resources is also included to be used in face-to-face deliveries.

 Delivery Mode  Duration  Hours of active learning  Cost
 eLearning  2 hours  2:00  None

The Acute Management Plan (AMP) is a concise clinical document that provides relevant, succinct information to clinicians working in acute care teams, emergency departments, and other entry points into mental health services.

Delivery Mode Duration Hours of active learning Cost
eLearning 1 hour 1:00 None

This Sensory Approaches training course is designed to provide an introduction to the use of sensory approaches in mental health settings. The course has been designed through collaboration between the Queensland Centre for Mental Health Learning (Learning Centre) and the Occupational Therapy Mental Health Sensory Approaches Clinical Collaborative. The package will provide you with an introduction to the use of sensory approaches and how they work, as well as some skills and techniques to begin to use sensory strategies in your contact with mental health consumers. We hope this training course will assist and enhance your clinical skills and benefit you, your service, and the consumers with whom you have contact.

Delivery Mode Duration Hours of active learning Cost
eLearning 2 hours 2:00 None

As a clinician working in mental health it is important to know about cognitive deficits as they are the most significant factor affecting a person's long term functioning. They impact on a person's recovery process and their ability to have success in work and relationships. This training course is designed to provide mental health clinicians with an introduction to the cognitive difficulties that people with a mental illness may face and identify some strategies and therapies that would be helpful. This self-paced eLearning course is targeted to nursing, allied health (social workers, occupational therapists, psychologists), and medical staff working in mental health settings, predominantly in Queensland Health. The course is suitable for both novice and experienced clinicians and takes approximately two (2) hours to complete.

Delivery Mode Duration Hours of active learning Cost
eLearning 2 hours 2:00 None

Increasingly, clinicians in Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drugs Services are being expected to provide integrated treatment to consumers with both mental health and alcohol and other drugs problems. The module will take approximately six (6) hours to complete and consists of vignettes for assessment, treatment, relapse management and motivational interviewing. In addition, study points are provided as well as tasks and quizzes which consolidate and assess learning.

Acknowledgements

This project was funded by the Queensland Health Mental Health Alcohol and Other Drugs Directorate and a 2010 eLearning Innovations Grant from the Australian Flexible Learning Framework

Delivery Mode Duration Hours of active learning Cost
eLearning 6 hours 6:00 None

Please note that this course makes reference to the Mental Health Act 2000. This course will be updated in due time to align with the Mental Health Act 2016.

The Individual Placement and Support (IPS) Model provides a structured approach for mental health services to engage with employment consultants to provide their consumers with access to competitive employment. Recovery literature emphasises the importance of meaning, purpose, and community connectedness to the health and wellbeing of people with a mental illness. It is recognised that employment can be a significant contributing factor in relation to recovery. Employment is one of the most effective means for creating social inclusion, dignity, fulfilment, improved mental health and quality of life. This learning resource is designed to provide clinicians with an introduction to the IPS Model, its principles, evidence for its effectiveness and how to create an employment environment.

The content of this course was developed by Jo Sherring of The Maya Academy info@themayaacademy.com.au

We hope this two (2) hour training course will benefit you, your service, and the consumers with whom you have contact. It is intended to help you to assist consumers to move towards gaining competitive employment.

Delivery Mode Duration Hours of active learning Cost
eLearning 2 hours 2:00 None

This course is designed to build your skills in observing and recording information for a Mental State Examination. The course has been produced through collaboration between the Queensland Centre for Mental Health Learning (the Learning Centre) and the New South Wales Institute of Psychiatry (NSWIOP). We will teach you the components of an MSE and how to identify them, you will develop your observational skills and enhance your skills in the supplementary aspects of the MSE such as questions you may ask an individual to get specific information needed for an assessment. We hope this six (6) hour training course will assist and enhance your clinical skills and benefit yourself, your service and your consumers.

Delivery Mode Duration Hours of active learning Cost
eLearning 6 hours 6:00 None

A police and ambulance intervention plan (PAIP) is a plan developed by mental health clinicians that provides specific information and strategies regarding a consumer to inform and assist the Queensland Police Service (QPS) and the Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) to mediate a mental health event involving a consumer in the community.

Delivery Mode Duration Hours of active learning Cost
eLearning 1 hour 1:00 None

The Cultural Capability for Mental Health eLearning module aims to provide mental health clinicians with a better understanding of the cultural needs and social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The program embeds a recovery-focused, trauma-informed approach; identifies needs across the continuum of care, from emergency departments to community; and introduces participants to methods for applying a cultural lens in clinical practice, with an emphasis on culturally capable mental health assessment. This module gives you the basis to work on your life-long cultural learning journey.

Delivery Mode Duration Hours of active learning Cost
eLearning 1 hour 1:00 None

The CBT for psychosis (CBTp) Awareness course is designed as an introduction to the application of CBT for psychosis. It will take approximately two and a half (2.5) hours to complete and provides a brief review of cognitive behaviour therapy, an outline of models of psychosis, case formulation for CBTp and key foundational skills in undertaking CBT for patients with psychosis. It is an introductory course and is aimed at clinicians with a foundational understanding of CBT as well as a working understanding and familiarity with consumers with psychosis. As such, it is suitable for case managers and clinicians who wish to increase their skills and knowledge in an evidence based approach to assist clients with some of the core difficulties especially around delusions and hallucinations.

Delivery Mode Duration Hours of active learning Cost
eLearning 2.5 hours 3:00 None

This course is aimed at mental health staff facilitating cognitive remediation programs. The eLearning will take around three (3) hours to complete, and will help you develop your understanding of the cognitive problems experienced by many people with a diagnosis of schizophrenia and how these might impact recovery, and give you enough working knowledge of Cognitive Remediation Therapy (CRT) for you to be able to make a start.

You need to have completed the pre-requisite eLearning course: ‘Cognition in Mental Health and the Impact on Day-to-Day Functioning‘. It is recommended that you arrange supervision to ensure transfer of skills.

Delivery Mode Duration Hours of active learning Cost
eLearning 3 hours 3:00 None