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Health alert: COVID-19

COVID-19 Alert: We are currently at GREEN traffic light level - there is no restriction for coming to hospital to receive healthcare. Visitors are currently welcome at Metro South Health facilities, and are asked to help keep patients safe by maintaining physical distancing where possible and practising hand hygiene. See visitor restrictions and the latest Queensland Government information. [18 January 2023].

Courses available

The courses aim to build on what you already know about mental health, addictions and general wellbeing. They also aim to build your skills and confidence related to everyday life. 

The courses offered will vary throughout the year and are free to all students of the college. Courses will be located at various locations within the Metro South Health region. Courses will be offered during the day and in person wherever possible. 

The courses will be delivered by a clinical health professional and a person or carer of a person with a lived/living mental health or addiction experience. They will contact you before you attend your course.

Upcoming course dates

Anxiety/Dealing with Difficult Emotions

This course is for people who experience anxiety. Anxiety is the most common mental health issue for Australian adults. This course explains the difficult emotions that are associated with anxiety. The course explains how anxiety works and explores how you might experience difficult emotions. The course offers healthy strategies to cope with difficult emotions and helps to place you in control of anxiety. Read more

Wednesday 15 March 2023
9.30 am - 11.00 am
Logan Central Library
26 Wilbur Street, Logan Central, Queensland

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Identifying Strengths

This course is about using your Strengths - Are you curious about what the word ‘strengths’ means? This course is for anyone who is wanting to reconnect with their strengths and to feel empowered in life. Broad and diverse, individually defined and uniquely applied; we all have strengths. Strengths are a personal resource that help us achieve. Come and listen to and learn how others define their strengths. Rediscover yours or simply uncover a new ‘strength’. Share your stories and help others in this non-judgemental and safe space. Read more

Wednesday 7 December 2022
9.30 am - 11.00 am 
Logan Central Library
26 Wilbur Street, Logan Central, Queensland

Wednesday 5 April 2023
9.30 am - 11.00 am 
Logan Central Library
26 Wilbur Street, Logan Central, Queensland

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Carers Matter

This course is for family members who are supporting a relative with a lived or living experience of mental health or addiction issues. This course uses the Carers Star© to bring together knowledge and resources to make your caring role easier. The Carers Star© considers 7 areas of your life and helps you to identify how to make changes to reach your optimum health and wellbeing so you can effectively care for your family member. Read more

Wednesday 1 February 2023
9.15 am - 11.45 am
Logan Central Library
26 Wilbur Street, Logan Central, Queensland

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Current Course Guide

Anxiety: dealing with difficult emotions (PDF, 602.71 KB)

Carer's matter (PDF, 582.61 KB)

Identifying strengths (PDF, 554.11 KB)

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a cost?
All courses are FREE.

What happens if I cannot attend the course?
We understand that some people may find it difficult to attend a course. We are available to talk to you about any issues you may have how we can support you to attend.

Do I need to be referred by a health professional?
No. You do not need to be referred. As a student you simply complete the Enrolment Form and a staff member will be in contact with you to discuss which courses you want to attend.

How many other students will be at the courses?
The class sizes are kept small and range between 8-15 students.

Can I bring a support person?
You are welcome to bring a support person to the course. Please advise the staff prior to their attendance. 

Can I use an interpreter?
You are welcome to have an interpreter attend the course. Please let us know if you require an interpreter.

Last updated 22 December 2022
Last reviewed 31 August 2022