Risk Assessment and De-escalation

Assisting Families

one day workshop

Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of mental illness. This may have been gained through experience or via the Mental Health Focus Foundation workshop or similar training on mental health.

Intense emotions and behaviours, especially situations of distress and aggression can be challenging for all involved. The purpose of this one day workshop is to provide participants with an opportunity to explore the reality of risk of aggression within the context of mental illness, and on skills and strategies for assessing, reducing and responding to risk utilising the principles of person-centred practice.

By the end of this workshop participants will have learned about:

  • the reality of risk and aggression in mental health contexts
  • the importance of anticipating risk and reducing the likelihood of aggression
  • strategies for responding to aggression and violent behaviour
  • techniques for debriefing and the importance of worker self-care.

Every participant receives a workbook and information kit.

To discuss your specific needs please phone: (02) 9879 2600 or email us