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Mental Health Matters


Mental Health in the Workplace Training

Knowing how to recognise the signs and symptoms of mental health and illness at work is an equally important part of workplace health and safety as physical first aid training.

Mental Health and Wellbeing at Work

Businesses are encouraged to providing early intervention and a supportive workplace culture to help reduce the impact of mental health issues. A workforce with a healthy sense of self-esteem and wellbeing can help to minimise absenteeism and loss of productivity, as well as improve team cohesion and error rates.

With this in mind, Red Cross has developed Mental Health Matters short courses which are delivered as workshops and can be customised to suit your workplace situation.

Call 1300 367 428 (option 2) to book an information session or workshop at your workplace.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for these workplace mental health training. 

Information Session

1.5 hours/  $400 (Max 20 ppl)  

This session describes the common warning signs of mental health issues and discusses effective support. It is an ideal platform for further training.

  • History of mental health support
  • Recognition of mental health issues
  • Common mental illnesses in Australian workplaces  
  • Support and assistance  

Half Day Workshop

4 hours/  $1200 (Max 20 ppl)  

Workshop overview

Learn to recognise the early warning signs and how to support mental health related crisis situations including suicide, self harm, panic attacks, overdose and traumatic events as well as

  • History of mental health support
  • Impacts of mental illness  
  • Recognition of mental health issues
  • Common mental illnesses in Australian workplaces
  • Action plan model
  • Support and assistance
  • Crisis situations  

Full Day Workshop

7 hours/ $1700 (Max 20 ppl)  

Workshop overview

This workshop covers a broader scope of support including information for managers supporting an employee. Participants will have the opportunity to review their own workplace culture and develop an action plan that covers early intervention and support to reduce the impact of mental health issues.

  • Legal obligations
  • History of mental health support
  • Impacts of mental illness - individual and workplace 
  • Recognition and support of mental illness
  • Common mental illnesses in Australian workplaces
  • Action plan model
  • Support and assistance
  • Crisis situations 
  • Achieving an awareness of mental illness across the workforce
  • Case studies - action plan activities