AHCWA’s Family Wellbeing program is funded by the WA Mental Health Commission and aims to increase awareness and develop strategies around the factors that impact on family wellbeing. This involves bringing together Aboriginal healthcare professionals and other who work with Aboriginal people to gain the necessary skills to be able to support individuals, families, and communities to overcome their social and emotional challenges and help create stronger communities and family environments.
The program involves the delivery of a Certificate II in Family Wellbeing. Participants develop skills in:
- Effective communication and conflict resolution
- How to cope with grief and loss and managing emotions
- How to overcome emotional challenges
- Understand and recognise mental health and stress management
- Understand the importance of personal emotional and social wellbeing
- How to effectively guide individuals, families and communities through difficult times, and
- Integrate principles of wellbeing into one’s own life.
Family Wellbeing Training consists of four sessions delivered over eight days. Participants who complete the Family Wellbeing Training will obtain a certificate of attendance.
The Family Wellbeing Course is currently undergoing reaccreditation and training will be scheduled in 2023.