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Mental Health in the Workplace – Standard Mental Health First Aid Training

December 24, 2018
February 26, Tuesday


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No doubt, you’re already thinking about how you can create a mentally healthy workplace.

Across all workplaces, an average of 20% of employees may be experiencing mental health problems which can have a significant impact on the culture, working environment, and productivity of the workplace.

You are not alone; more and more workplaces are realising the impact of mental health problems at work on their people and productivity.

Encouraging early help-seeking is one way to promote a mentally healthy workplace. This is where Mental Health First Aid can help.

Mental Health First Aid is an evidence-based training course which gives your employees the skills and confidence to have supportive conversations with their co-workers and help guide them to professional help if needed. It has been shown to increase knowledge, confidence and helping behaviours, and reduce stigma.

Course participants learn about :

  • Signs and symptoms of the common and disabling mental health problems
  • How to provide initial help, where and how to get professional help
  • What sort of help has been shown by research to be effective
  • How to provide first aid in a crisis situation.

Who should attend this course?

  • People Managers
  • Business Owners
  • HR andOHS professionals
  • Businesses looking to have a ‘go to’ person/s for staff
  • Any interested person over 18 years old
  • Please note this course is not a therapy or support group rather an education program to learn how to give mental health first aid to others.

What the Course Covers

Developing mental health problems covered are:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety problems
  • Psychosis
  • Substance use problems.

Mental health crisis situations coveredare:

  • Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
  • Non-suicidal self-injury (sometimes called deliberate self-harm)
  • Panic attacks
  • Traumatic events
  • Severe effects of drug or alcohol use
  • Severe psychotic states
  • Aggressive behaviours.

Course participants receive a copy of the Standard MHFA Manual to keep and a Certificate of Completion. This course runs over two Tuesdays, see dates below.



Talking Mental Health
0417 383 045
Century Inn
5 Airfield Road
Traralgon, 3844
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03 5173 9400