Mental Health First Aid Training for
your Business

Creating a mentally healthier workplace

Undetected mental health issues have a long-term negative impact on your staff as well as the wider workplace. Recognising the signs and symptoms of mental health issues is the first step to supporting an employee or workmate who’s struggling.

Why is Mental Health First Aid training important?

As a manager or business owner, you’re likely to have been confronted with mental health issues at your workplace. Do you know how to talk to a team member who’s struggling? Maybe you hold back because you don’t know what to say or you’re worried about saying the wrong thing?

Mental Health First Aid training teaches you practical first aid skills to help a team member or co-worker who’s experiencing mental health issues. We’ll teach you how to approach someone who’s struggling, ask the right questions and help them access professional help.

What are the benefits?

Increase productivity

Reduce sick leave

Improve workplace culture

Who’s it for?

Anyone in your workplace interested in learning the basic skills of helping others with mental health issues. Whether you’re a manager or an employee, these practical first aid skills have the potential to change people’s lives.

You can enrol just one staff member or you can have the course delivered in- house to ensure as many employees as possible benefit from this training.

What does the course look like?

We run the Standard Mental Health First Aid course, which is 12 hours in total. The course can be run in two six-hour sessions or four three-hour sessions, however it can be tailored to your business.

We can run it in-house or at a location of your choice. We can also customise content to make it relevant for your industry. For example, if you’re an allied health professional, this training could be helpful in dealing with your patients. If you employ customer-facing staff, this training will benefit them in communicating with your clients.

What will you learn?

The Mental Health First Aid course teaches your staff valuable life skills and builds their confidence to have those challenging conversations and help co-workers who are experiencing mental health issues.

Your staff will:

  • Improve their understanding of mental health issues
  • Learn how to provide mental health first aid
  • Have a better understanding of themselves
  • Increase mental health awareness

Become accredited as a Skilled Workplace

Mental Health First Aid Australia recognises workplaces for their commitment to Mental Health First Aid training. The Mental Health First Aid Skilled Workplace Program places the spotlight on businesses and organisations around Australia that

  • prioritise developing mental health skills in their people
  • commit to incorporating the program into their workplace culture

Eligibility is determined by the percentage of staff trained and the number of actions that have been selected. Talk to us for more information.