“The eCPR training was very powerful – even over web conferencing! It definitely takes practice but the results are amazing. I feel a lot more confident in helping someone who is in mental or emotional distress by meeting them where they are at.”
We are hosting this training and have brought together a team of highly experienced and qualified eCPR trainers from across Australia to deliver accessible online certificate level Emotional CPR Training. This training is free to all staff (lived experience and non-lived experience) working in DHHS funded Mental Health and Alcohol and other Drug Services services operating within Victoria.
Emotional CPR (eCPR) is designed to teach people how to assist others through an emotional crisis. eCPR is based on the principles shared by a number of support approaches: trauma-informed care, personal recovery approaches, counselling after disasters, peer support, and cultural and social atunement. It was developed by a diverse cadre of leaders who themselves have learned how to recover and grow from an emotional crisis.
Ultimately, eCPR is a holistic, hopeful and empowering approach to assist people through an emotional crisis. With an emphasis on building strong, resilient and cooperative communities, this training will help you in providing help for others through:
- Connecting – the deepening of listening skills, and creating a sense of safety and respect for person in crisis.
- emPowering: helping people with finding their own power, working with them to shift away from anger and distress.
- Revitalising: helping people identify their way forward, towards their own support, and purpose.
A zoom link will be sent out closer to the dates.
We recommend where possible that participants also try to attend an Introduction to eCPR Workshop plus attend some of the monthly eCPR Community of Practice sessions which are scheduled monthly until the end of this year to assist them with ongoing development of their eCPR practice as well as provide a networking opportunity to link in with other like-minded people