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Mental Health Matters

Mental Health in the Workplace Training

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

Businesses are encouraged to providing early intervention and a supportive workplace culture to help reduce the impact of mental health concerns. 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. 

Introduction Session

1.5 hours/  $400 (Max 20 people)  

This session describes typical indicators of mental health concerns and discusses effective support. It is an ideal platform for further training.

  • History of mental health support
  • Recognition of mental health concerns
  • Support and assistance

Half Day Workshop

4 hours/  $1200 (Max 20 people)  

Workshop overview

The four hour, face to face, interactive program is designed to provide an awareness of mental health that can empower participants individually, also providing guides to support others they may enagae with as well as:

  • History of mental health support
  • Impacts of mental illness  
  • Recognising mental health concerns
  • Responding to mental health concerns
  • Support and assistance
  • Crisis situations  

Full Day Workshop

7 hours/ $1700 (Max 20 people)  

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 concerns.

  • History of mental health support
  • Legal considerations
  • Impacts of mental illness
  • Recognising mental health concerns
  • Responding to mental health concerns
  • Support and assistance
  • Crisis situations 
  • Achieving awareness of mental illness across the workforce
  • Case studies - action plan activities  

Mental Health in the Workplace Online

35 minutes/ $38.50 (Individual)

This online course raises awareness about the effects of mental health in the workplace. It also provides pathways to improvement that you can apply in your workplace. Click here to find out more.

For bulk enrolments to the online learning, please contact our Corporate Sales Team on 1300 367 428, selecting option 2

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