Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, how we feel, and how we act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, make choices and relate to others. And is important at every stage of life, from childhood through adolescence and into adulthood.
When a persons mental health begins to deteriorate they start to experience certain feelings and behaviours. These feelings and behaviours in turn affect their personal relationships with other people and gradually effects their physical health as well.
It is at this point in time that a mental health care worker would come into the equation. Sometimes it is earlier, sometimes it is much later. It all depends on the individuals ability to recognise that they have a mental health problem and ask for help.
As a mental health care worker you are often on the front line. There from the start of an individuals journey offering them timely access to a number of high-quality service providers able to help them with their mental health issues.
Such services may include trauma, grief or personal counselling, referrals, advocacy education and health promotion services, all intended to help individuals take back control of their lives and nurture their mental health.
So if you are interested in helping people realize their full potential, cope with the stresses of life and make meaningful contributions to their communities, give one of our Course Advisors a call and we can help you find the course that is right for you.