Mental Health & Housing Learning and Development Portal
The Department of Housing and Public Works (DHPW), together with Queensland Health through the Queensland Centre for Mental Health Learning, has launched a new online learning and development portal to provide training for frontline service delivery staff who work with social housing tenants with mental illness, mental health and wellbeing issues, or related complex needs.
Mental Health Training
The training package delivered through the new portal comprises three modules:
- Understanding the Mental Health System
- Suicide Awareness
- Alcohol and Other Drugs.
These resources have been developed to assist frontline staff to understand the needs of social housing tenants with mental illness, mental health and wellbeing issues, or related complex needs and be able to navigate the mental health system effectively to deliver better services.
The courses are interactive, self-paced and flexible, allowing users to stop and start as convenient, and to accommodate individual learning needs. Users will be provided with a certificate upon completion of the modules.
Housing System Training
A second training package of eLearning modules on navigating the social housing service system has now also been developed, and will be available on the portal in mid-July 2016. These modules have specifically been developed to assist other non-housing government and non-government agencies to understand how the housing system works and the different processes their clients may need to deal with.
Who Can Use the Portal?
Anyone interested in improving their understanding of effective service provision to people with mental illness, mental health and wellbeing issues or related complex needs can enrol in any or all of the online modules. This includes staff of both government and non-government agencies as well as interested individuals.
For more information contact Regina Mullins, DHPW on 3007 4564 or visit tenancysupporttraining.qld.edu.au