Course

Supporting People Who Use Mental Health and Addiction Services


Course code MH003

The purpose of this course is to provide mental health and addiction support workers with the knowledge and skills to form supportive relationships with people who use mental health and addiction services.  This includes working in a supportive way with families/whanau and other natural support people.

How to enrol

Before enrolling in this course you need to:

  • Choose the qualification you will study the course under. See the Work towards tab below for qualification options.
  • Check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses tab on the qualification page.

What you need to know about this course

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to

  • Describe family/whānau and other natural supports of mental health and addiction service users
  • Describe the impacts of mental health and addiction issues on family/whānau
  • Describe models for supporting family/whanau of service users
  • Describe strategies for engaging with mental health and addiction service users and their natural supports
  • Choose and implement strategies for engaging with mental health and addiction service users and their natural supports.
  • Support a mental health and addiction service user for a prescribed period within a particular life stage

Requirements

Students must be in paid or unpaid work as a mental health or addiction support worker and have a signed memorandum of understanding signed by their employer

Assessment

This course is 100% internally assessed