The first of June typically heralds a change of season and cooler weather. This year however, the shift has already been noticed with many of us already draped in our winter woollies!
Flu season is always a looming menace at this time and the impact on service delivery a concern. All are reminded that if you are feeling unwell or are called to return to front line service delivery, to please contact us directly if you are required to cancel your training enrolment. Alternatively you can directly action your cancellation via the LMS at www.qcmhl.qld.edu.au under the My Courses tab > My bookings. This is greatly appreciated and will allow us to offer the valuable training place to someone on the wait list.
Supporting the Better Care Together initiative continues to be a significant focus of our attention. Course reviews progress with a drive for inclusivity, enhanced capability, and the best possible outcomes for the people who access our services. We look forward to rolling out these improvements through updated courses as the year continues.
Don't forget, all semester 2 training events have been published. View the calendar to see the full range of events scheduled. This includes many online classroom sessions to provide options where face-to-face is not available.
Stay posted for more updates and read on to discover what we've been up to.
New supervision training package launched!
After significant redevelopment, the much anticipated foundational supervision training package is now available:
QC60 Introduction to Supervision eLearning was released early April, and is producing positive feedback. With 159 learners already engaged in the training and 68 completions, the course is proving to be very popular and has been well received.
This eLearning introduces the role of supervision in supporting ongoing professional wellbeing, skill development and enhanced outcomes. It is written for all persons involved in supervision, especially those new to supervision, transitioning into a supervisor role, those who have never completed supervision training, and those who have had unhelpful supervision experiences in the past. Importantly, it is aimed not only at clinical staff in mental health services, but all front-line staff including peer workers.
This 2-hour course is note the pre-requisite to the new QC8 Supervisee, 4 hour workshop. It also serves as a meaningful refresher for those progressing to the advanced supervision courses.
An intensive piloting period for QC8 Supervisee commenced in January, followed by a feedback and adjustment period to further refine the product. The course was subsequently launched on 23 May in both face-to-face and online classroom format; enrolments are now open across 20 sessions!
A key aim of the redevelopment was to make supervision more accessible, the skills highly transferable and easy to apply in practice, and also provide a more comprehensive foundation for Supervisors progressing through to our advanced courses.
The Learning Centre would like to thank everyone who has contributed to this package.
eLearning courses update
In order to contemporise our training and ensure it aligns to the latest strategies anda practice, the Learning Centre has been busy updating a number of our eLearning courses.
QC40 Capacity Assessment and Advance Health Directives
QC53 Capacity Assessments and the 'Less Restrictive Way' for Minors
QC54 Foundations of Risk Assessment and Management
When launched learners completing the training will experience the following benefits:
a more engaging and interactive learning platform
enhanced accessibility and inclusivity
updated content and resources
links to the most up-to-date legislation
The updated courses are due to be released from July.
In our previous edition we shared news of the exciting launch of our brand new QC25 and QC61 SRAM-ED training package to the workforce.
Planning for an official launch is now underway!
Leaders in suicide prevention skills training, lived experience representatives, Emergency Department representatives, Learning Centre representatives and others will gather on 10 July to mark the occasion and celebrate this achievement.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) scholarships soon to be available!
The Learning Centre's long standing Mental Health Scholarship Scheme (MHSS) is to receive an exciting enhancement.
Targeted funding has been provided under Better Care Together priority 1: Strengthening service capacity and the built environment to support and incentivise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island and CALD Queensland Health staff to further develop mental health competencies through postgraduate studies.
Queensland Health staff from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and CALD backgrounds are encouraged to apply to the MHSS.
The application period (for study to be completed in 2024) will open late October 2023.
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