Get Real: Talking mental health & disability

Episode 3: VROOM VROOM - Virtual Reality training for the psychosocial disability workforce

April 21, 2020 The team at ermha365
Get Real: Talking mental health & disability
Episode 3: VROOM VROOM - Virtual Reality training for the psychosocial disability workforce
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Get Real: Talking mental health & disability
Episode 3: VROOM VROOM - Virtual Reality training for the psychosocial disability workforce
Apr 21, 2020
The team at ermha365

How do we equip our workforce to support people who are living with psychosocial disabilities? 

This is a particular challenge for some NDIS services like ermha365, who work with people who have been diagnosed with a significant mental disorder, have complex needs and challenging behaviours, and may also have extended histories of self-harm and violence. 

This week, GET REAL explores an innovative virtual reality training project designed to offer immersive experiences to enable disability support workers to quickly gain competency in this work.

Guests include Thomas MacNamara,  Founder and Chief Technical Officer, Lightweave, and Ellen Maple, Project Manager – Learning Design and Development, ermha365.

Resources and further information:

·       ermha365 Virtual Reality project, learning resources and explanatory video 

·       Lightweave virtual and augmented reality development

·       Wodonga Tafe, project partner

·       Mental Health Victoria, project partner

This project was made possible through the generous support of the Victorian government. ermha365 would like to thank our project partners Wodonga TAFE and Mental Health Victoria for their ongoing support.

For more information about the Virtual Reality learning resources project, contact the ermha365 Academy team on 1300 376 421 or email [email protected] 

Show Notes

How do we equip our workforce to support people who are living with psychosocial disabilities? 

This is a particular challenge for some NDIS services like ermha365, who work with people who have been diagnosed with a significant mental disorder, have complex needs and challenging behaviours, and may also have extended histories of self-harm and violence. 

This week, GET REAL explores an innovative virtual reality training project designed to offer immersive experiences to enable disability support workers to quickly gain competency in this work.

Guests include Thomas MacNamara,  Founder and Chief Technical Officer, Lightweave, and Ellen Maple, Project Manager – Learning Design and Development, ermha365.

Resources and further information:

·       ermha365 Virtual Reality project, learning resources and explanatory video 

·       Lightweave virtual and augmented reality development

·       Wodonga Tafe, project partner

·       Mental Health Victoria, project partner

This project was made possible through the generous support of the Victorian government. ermha365 would like to thank our project partners Wodonga TAFE and Mental Health Victoria for their ongoing support.

For more information about the Virtual Reality learning resources project, contact the ermha365 Academy team on 1300 376 421 or email [email protected]