Good Relationships and Good Mental Health: Hand in Hand

Life is about healthy relationships but little time is spend thinking about or reflecting on how we do them. This talk looks at the importance of healthy and caring relationships, how they create good mental health and how they can easily cross the line to become controlling or abusive. Learn how to model. It is important to encourage how to expect respectful relationships and be respectful in relationships and maintain boundaries. The session concludes discussing how to build healthy relationships with your children.   Michael Riley is a Relationships Australia NSW Team Leader and an experienced Counsellor, Family and Couples Therapist, a licenced Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (FDRP), Workplace Mediator, Clinical Supervisor, Coach, Group-Work Facilitator, Juvenile Justice Conference Convenor, Men's Behaviour Change Specialist and Education Consultant.  Over the past 20 years, Michael has worked with CSNSW, Relationships Australia, Juvenile Justice, Family and Community Services and in private practice with organisations such as Johnson and Johnson, RAAF, Fairfax, Toll Holdings, Innovation Services etc.   Relationships Australia is an independent, not-for-profit organisation, dedicated to enhancing relationships within families and their communities in order to foster personal and social wellbeing. We have centres located all around NSW that offer a range of different support options. We are committed to building our support for all families and individuals, including those who are in greatest need, facing complex issues and have limited access to resources and services. If you want more information on our services you can find that here: https://www.relationshipsnsw.org.au/.

Tutor: Andrew King

Andrew King is a leading group work specialist in community services, counselling and health. A respected author of multiple text books and training programs, he has devoted a large part of his career to group work and working with men, fathering and domestic violence. As a research practitioner Andrew is known for his focus on generativity and sharing his knowledge using a strengths-based approach. He is a White Ribbon Ambassador and  has published a range of articles on group work leadership in the Australian context and facilitates national and international training workshops. Andrew is currently the Practice Specialist, Groupwork and Community Education Manager at Relationships Australia, NSW. He is a devoted husband and father of two daughters. Andrew is the co-author of the recently published book ‘Generative Fathering: Engaging fathers in family based programs’.

Tutor: Michael Riley

Michael Riley is a Relationships Australia NSW Team Leader and an experienced Counsellor, Family and Couples Therapist, a licenced Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (FDRP), Workplace Mediator, Clinical Supervisor, Coach, Group-Work Facilitator, Juvenile Justice Conference Convenor, Men's Behaviour Change Specialist and Education Consultant.  Over the past 20 years, Michael has worked with CSNSW, Relationships Australia, Juvenile Justice, Family and Community Services and in private practice with organisations such as Johnson and Johnson, RAAF, Fairfax, Toll Holdings, Innovation Services etc.