Thursday, November 12, 2020 from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM AWST
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Veronika Fitzgerald
CISWA Executive Officer

0411 913 730


Mental Health Tools for Supporting International Students  
THURSDAY 12th November 2020
9.30 - 11.30am
Zoom Online Platform

If your institution has been adversely affected by COVID-19 crisis and you cannot get funding to attend a PD session, CISWA will support you with a 50% discounted $75 fee, or fee-free if your situation requires that level of support. Please contact Veronika on info@ciswa.com.


This session is valuable for front counter, student support and academic staff across all sectors, and anyone that works and interacts with international students.
This interactive workshop will assist you to understand common mental health conditions, recognise their signs and symptoms, and begin to build the skills required to respond to individuals experiencing mental health difficulties or a mental health crisis. This session will introduce strategies for supporting students and speaking comfortably about mental health, discuss how to encourage individuals to seek professional support, and will direct you to additional supports and helpful resources. 

The workshop will introduce the below topics:
  • Facts and figures regarding mental health
  • Introduction to depression, signs and symptoms
  • Introduction to anxiety, signs and symptoms
  • Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
  • Strategies for speaking about mental health and supporting students
  • Other resources (helpful numbers and sources of additional information)

Teesha Baines -  Psychologist, Martinovich Psychological Services

Teesha is a Psychologist and has a Master's Degree in Industrial and Organisational Psychology. She is particularly passionate about improving wellbeing and diversity in the workplace. Teesha works therapeutically with individuals with depression, anxiety, trauma, and work related issues and utilises cognitive behavioural and mindfulness based interventions. Her warm and collaborative approach allows her to build successful therapeutic relationships with adults and adolescents from a diverse range of backgrounds. Teesha has also gained practical experience in many areas of business psychology including assessment for selection/development, recruitment, culture, wellbeing, diversity, organisational development, change management, and training.  

Register Now! *If you are unsure if your institution holds a current paid CISWA Membership then please contact the CISWA Office via email info@ciswa.com