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Workplace mental health training

One in five Australians will experience mental illness every year – and mental illness is the leading cause of sickness absence and long-term work incapacity in Australia. This means that investing in the wellbeing of your staff should be a priority.

Because we spend most of our time at work, we are uniquely positioned to notice early warning signs, and to also play a significant role in recovery by providing structure, purpose and social interaction. Through our understanding of mental health and wellbeing, we deliver accredited Mental Health First Aid to support you to create and maintain a mentally healthy workplace.


Source: The Mentally Healthy Workplace Alliance Report

The benefits of mental health training include:

  • Improves productivity
  • Reduces staff turnover
  • Means fewer sick days and presenteeism (being less productive at work due to feeling mentally unwell)
  • Increases worker engagement
  • Creates positive workplace culture
  • Supports recovery
  • Helps you keep the best staff
Our accredited trainer can provide tailored courses to suit your needs.

What is Mental Health First Aid

The Accredited Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training teaches participants how to support others who are developing or experiencing mental health concerns, including crisis support. Evaluations of the course shows training to improve knowledge of mental health and decrease stigma.

Learn about signs and symptoms of emerging and current mental health concerns, as well as more severe scenarios.

MHFA covers:

  • Depression and anxiety
  • substance use problems
  • Psychosis
  • Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
  • Self-harm
  • Panic attacks
  • Aggressive behaviours and more

Ultimately, you will understand mental health and how to support people in need.

Other workplace wellbeing programs

We are uniquely able to deliver the Optimal Health Program – Workplace Wellbeing (OHPWW) – an evidence-based program with validated tools that ensures participants continually build capacity to take control of managing their own wellbeing.

Designed by Optimal Health, the program will develop your critical thinking, resilience activation, self-regulation and ultimately empower you to take charge of your own health and wellbeing.

Read more about this program.

More information

  • Email Tim Carr, Accredited MHFA trainer


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