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Mental Wellbeing

This course is designed to reduce the initial distress caused by traumatic events and to foster short- and long-term adaptive functioning and coping. The tools learnt in this process allows individuals to not only make themselves more resilient, but to also share these with their immediate circle, that is, friends, family and wider community.

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Mental Wellbeing

This course is designed to reduce the initial distress caused by traumatic events and to foster short- and long-term adaptive functioning and coping. The tools learnt in this process allows individuals to not only make themselves more resilient, but to also share these with their immediate circle, that is, friends, family and wider community.

Devaksha Christopher · October 30, 2020

Short Course

Duration: 1 hour

Price: R499       

Overview

Teaching you the tools on how to build self-awareness, self-confidence and self-reliance. We make use of an approach called psychological first aid, which is an evidence-informed modular approach to help individuals in the immediate aftermath of disaster. This approach is designed to reduce the initial distress caused by traumatic events and to foster short- and long-term adaptive functioning and coping.

The tools learnt in this process allows individuals to not only make themselves more resilient, but to also share these with their immediate circle, that is, friends, family and wider community.

One in four people globally are suffering from a mental illness, in South Africa this stat is one in three people. The greatest challenge is not treating this as normal chronic illness creating a massive stigma, causing people to suffer in silence with exceptionally high suicide substance abuse rates. The modules enable people to understand the difference between mental health and mental illness, mitigating the risks of stigma, and enhancing support tools and self-management.

Key topics to be covered:

  • Self-awareness, self-confidence and self-reliance
  • Mindfulness
    • What is mindfulness?
    • Exercises on how to become more mindful and how to make this a way of life through understanding triggers
  • Impact of remote working – addressing issues like loneliness and isolation, juggling multiple roles, work life integration techniques given the new normal etc.
  • Understanding the anxiety response and the necessity of strategies to manage anxiety
  • The need to guard against depression: the importance of control

This course includes:

  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • Two articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile 
  • Certificate of completion

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