Understanding Mental Illness workshops aim to break down stigma and support participants in taking action to create community change.

At the end of a workshop you will have developed:

  • an understanding of mental illness, contributing factors and recovery
  • confidence in supporting people who experience mental health issues
  • skills to support social inclusion

Workshops are interactive and include information sharing, a lived experience presentation, group discussions and practical exercises.

Target audience

Community groups, employers, corporate groups who want to understand more about mental health. There are usually 10-20 adults per session (though larger groups can be accommodated) and workshops can be tailored to meet your needs. 


The workshop facilitators all have a personal experience of mental health issues and recovery, and have been trained through Wellways peer training programs. 


Programs are run through Wellways. For enquires or to make a booking, please contact Wellways on 1300 111 400. You can also check what’s on in your area. 

Learn about other community education programs here.