Mental Health First Aid training for Indi Kindi educators

Our frontline local Indi Kindi educators are community role models, changemakers and leaders demonstrating what is possible.

Earlier this year, the Indi Kindi team participated in a two-day course facilitated through the NT Government’s Alcohol Action Initiative to become Mental Health First Aiders (MHFA).

The team workshopped how to provide help learning practical mental health first aid skills to make a real difference to people in community by weaving a safety net of support.

Particularly important during this time of COVID-19, each Indi Kindi team member was equipped with a tablet device to enable further participation in MHFA training via online workshops.

The series of workshops facilitated by Telling Story and Artback NT, are based on the “Tree of Life”, a collective narrative therapy methodology. The Indi Kindi team workshopped how to uncover stories of parenting skills, knowledges, beliefs and abilities to help reduce the influence of problems in their lives, promoting resilience and empowerment.

The Indi Kindi team shared stories and reflections, followed by home activities and ‘home yarning’ in between sessions, where they could reflect on their ‘tree’ and work on their individual visual representations.  The team have been given tools to replicate the discussions/activities with their own family, therefore spreading the reach of the group.

Indi Kindi educators participating in a Tree of Life Workshop

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