Virtual Reality learning resources

Innovative learning resources for the growing NDIS Psychosocial Disability Workforce

Delivered by ermha365 in partnership with Mental Health Victoria and Wodonga TAFE, funded by the Victorian State government

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Background

ermha365 is a complex mental health and disability service, working with people who have been diagnosed with a significant mental disorder who also present with complex needs and challenging behaviours.  The people we work with often have extended histories of self-harm and violence, and our workforce needs a high level of skill and competency in psychosocial disability support to work with them safely and effectively.

The transition of psychosocial disability support to the NDIS has seen a loss of skilled and experienced support workers.  The changed nature and context of work also provides limited opportunity for new workers to hone their skills by learning from skilled practitioners and access to effective and timely supervision.

Progress and outcomes

This project will deliver a range of training resources, including a suite of Videos, Podcasts and Virtual Reality (VR) Simulations, that are integrated into National Competencies for vocational education.  By using these resources and creating immersive VR experiences to stimulate emotional and experiential learning, new workers will be better equipped to handle the challenges of psychosocial disability support in the NDIS environment. Monash University‚Äôs Social Work Innovation, Transformation and Collaboration in Health Research Group has been engaged to provide an independent evaluation of the project.

For more information or to be involved

Call the ermha365 Academy team on 1300 376 421 or email training@ermha.org