GoodYarn Refresher Training

Introduction

While all facilitators are encouraged to deliver their first GoodYarn workshop within three months of their two-day training, we are mindful that it is not always possible to do your first workshop within this timeframe. To help with this, we have created two online refreshers: the facilitator refresher and online upskilling.

We have also partnered with Dr Annette Beautrais to offer a special 4-hour workshop for our GoodYarn facilitators: Responding to Psychological Distress and Suicide Risk. This workshop will build on the foundations of the GoodYarn mental health literacy workshop, expanding participants’ knowledge and skills on how to recognise distress, how to intervene early, and how to link at-risk people to help. This workshop will also include information on how a workplace can respond if a suicide impacts the workplace.

Facilitator refresher – 2 hours.

This session has been designed to refresh and reinvigorate your GoodYarn learnings and confidence prior to a workshop. Topics covered are:

  • Review of the key learnings and concepts of the GoodYarn programme.
  • Summary of any changes made to GoodYarn materials and the rationale for.
  • Review of performance reports to date, sharing of insights of what makes for a successful workshop and ideas for overcoming any barriers.
  • Run through of the GoodYarn platform and the online challenge.
  • Q&As.

There is a minimum of 9 people and a maximum of 12 people for this refresher event and the fee - including updated training manual and workbook - is $275+GST per person. Registrations are essential. Please click on one of the links below to register your interest.

Monday 13 February, 2023, Facilitator refresher, 9:00am to 11:00am

Tuesday 14 March, 2023, Facilitator refresher, 9:00am to 11:00am

Tuesday 9 May, 2023, Facilitator refresher, 9:00am to 11:00am

 

Online upskilling – 3 hours.

This session has been designed to teach the delivery techniques needed to facilitate a GoodYarn workshop online. The training is delivered in two, 1.5 hour modules with a short break in between and will cover:

  • A run through of an actual online GoodYarn workshop where the differences in content, teaching and methodology compared to delivering in-person will be clearly highlighted.
  • Mastering technical aspects of Microsoft TEAMS or Zoom e.g. setting up and allocating people to breakout rooms; using whiteboards, conducting polls and operating chat functions etc. (Note: please make sure you register for the session using the video conferencing software your workplace has i.e. Zoom or Microsoft Teams.)
  • Q&As.

There is a minimum of 9 people and a maximum of 12 people for this refresher event and the fee - including updated training manual and workbook - is $275+GST per person. Registrations are essential. Please click on one of the links below to register your interest.

Tuesday 21 March, 2023, Online upskilling, 11:00 am-2:30 pm, with 30-minute lunch break in between (Zoom environment)

Monday 27 March, 2023, Online upskilling, 11:00 am-2:30 pm, with 30-minute lunch break in between (Microsoft Teams environment)

Please note, if it has been more than six months since you attended the two-day programme, we strongly recommend that you sit the facilitator training course again and we can offer this at a reduced rate.

To see what GoodYarn training is coming up in your area, have a look at https://www.goodyarn.org/training/

Responding to Psychological Distress and Suicide – 4 hours

This workshop has been especially designed for employees who have completed the GoodYarn facilitator training, and who have, ideally run several GoodYarn workshops for work colleagues. Content includes:

  • Reasons that some people may feel distressed, overwhelmed or suicidal
  • Signs someone may be feeling distressed or suicidal
  • Signs someone may need immediate help
  • Self-care and debriefing for Facilitators
  • Responses if a suicide impacts a workplace
    • Compassion and support – responding to work colleagues’ reactions
    • Immediate and longer-term responses to workplace crisis
    • Amplifying support - resources and where to get help
    • Managerial responsibilities
    • Re-establishing routines and well-being programmes; resuming GoodYarn programmes.

There is a minimum of 15 people and a maximum of 30 people for this training and the fee - including a workbook - is $275+GST per person. A light lunch will be served at the conclusion of this training. Registrations are essential. Please click on one of the links below to register your interest.