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Welcome

Welcome to the Peregrine Centre’s Learning Platform. Check out what’s new and upcoming from us below, listen to a podcast episode or browse our collection of resources, curated for rural mental health practitioners

Active Learning

The Peregrine Centre hosts free face-to-face and online training events on a variety of mental health topics, as requested by practitioners across NSW.
We offer a mix of professional training led by experts in their field, and group learning opportunities with your peers led by our Local Project Officers.

What Do I Say? Postvention for Peer Workers

Peer Workers - Queanbeyan - 20th June

Research Think Tank

Developing a real world research idea into a manageable research project
Third Thursday of each Month
Online

Online Book Club – What Happened to You?

For FWLHD, WNSWLHD, & SNSWLHD. Starting 13th June, 2024.

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Guided Learning

Embark on personalised learning journeys within our Guided Learning modules. Dive deep into specific mental health areas at your own pace, with tailored resources to solidify your understanding.

Building research capacity

This workbook will step you through different aspects to consider when designing a research project, and applying for a research grant.

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Podcasts

Tune into The Peregrine Centre's insightful podcasts. Hear leading experts unravel complex mental health topics, spark thought-provoking discussions, and equip you with practical insights you can readily apply in your practice.

Getting Started with Behavioural Interventions

Long thought of as "basic", Behavioural Interventions have been shown by the research to be incredibly powerful tools in the right circumstances. However, successful Behavioural Interventions can be far trickier than they first appear.

Getting Started with Peer Work

Lived experience expertise has been rapidly growing as a key component of recovery orientated practice. Peer work can help break down barriers to mental health care, facilitate hope, and help organisations reflect on their practices for the benefit of consumer care. Yet many people can feel confused about the role of a peer worker, and how to integrate peer work into care appropriately.

Getting Started with Motivational Interviewing

Motivational Interviewing was first developed for use with people with substance abuse problems, however in its 40 year history it has been applied with a range of presentations. At its core, Motivational Interviewing places emphasis on listening, empathy, and encouraging our client’s own knowledge.

Practice Toolkits

Rural practitioners often have to be across a lot of areas. Our practice toolkits contain tips and tricks for working with different client groups, or in different modalities. These topics have been selected based on requests from MH practitioners around NSW. We have collated helpful resources for you and the people you work with to support your practice.

Using Telehealth Effectively in Mental Health Care

Telehealth services increased significantly in the context of COVID-19, and many services continue to offer telehealth options. Despite this, many practitioners report only using telehealth out of necessity, and feel ambivalent about utilising telehealth. This resource provides an update of the evidence and practical considerations for telehealth.

Working with LGBTQIA+SB Clients

Who is this toolkit for?​ The following toolkit is designed for any mental health practitioners working across remote, rural or regional NSW who wish to understand more about working with LGBTQIA+SB people and have not completed speciality training.

Working with older adults experiencing mental health concerns

Many older adults may present with mental health concerns similar to other age groups, and general mental health assessment and intervention skills will be useful for this population.

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About

This portal has been created as part of the joint partnership between The Peregrine Centre and NSW Health, in conjunction with the Rural Mental Health Partnership Grant.

Within the portal, The Peregrine Centre has curated a collection of learning materials across areas important to mental health practice.

Access to this portal is free for anyone who works in the mental health field. Resources will be continually updated, with the content being informed through feedback from practitioners on the ground across New South Wales.

Frequently asked questions

This portal is for any practitioner working in a mental health field across NSW in regional, rural or remote areas.

Signing up and all resources from The Peregrine Centre is totally free. Our Resources page contains a collection of resources from external providers, some of which may require payment to access. The Peregrine Centre does not get any financial benefit from this.

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