IPS has a strong reputation for the successful delivery of training across Australia and into remote and rural regions which would difficult to surpass. On average over 900 people attend an IPS training course throughout Australian annually.
In addition to those who attend our public training workshops, IPS have also been contracted by well over 300 organisations to deliver our training programs for them privately. In total this means that over 22,000 people have attended an IPS’ training course since 1998.
IPS attributes this demand to a number of important factors.
- All training’s have been developed uniquely for Aboriginal people by Aboriginal people. The programs are based on over 10 years of research into Aboriginal mental health with many aspects of IPS’ work drawing both national and international recognition. The substantial science and cultural evidence base means that participants walk away with an increased ability to make sense of the very complex interface between mainstream and Aboriginal perspectives of mental health and wellbeing,
- Whilst there is a strong research basis to the content, Dr Westerman AM also continues to work directly with Aboriginal people and communities in mental health service delivery. This means that participants come out of the workshops with very practical skills that have also been research tested with Aboriginal people,
- The training undergoes constant review and evaluation to ensure that the content remains at the forefront of Aboriginal mental health.
Participants come from a diverse range of backgrounds including psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists, lawyers, health workers, nurses, teachers, mental health workers, social and emotional wellbeing workers, Aboriginal community members and so on.
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