Every year 1 in 5 Australians will experience a common mental illness.
That means that every day, millions of Australian workers go to work while experiencing a mental health problem.
Mental illness is the leading cause of sickness, absence, and long-term work incapacity in Australia.
More workplaces are realising the importance of managing mental health at work and recognising the benefits of creating mentally healthy workplaces. Workplaces are seeing the benefits of promoting education and adopting policies and practices that create a ‘culture of care’ where employees are encouraged to talk openly about mental health
This is where Mental Health First Aid® can help
Mental Health First Aid offers early-intervention education courses for adults in the workplace that increase mental health literacy and teach the practical skills needed to support a co-worker or another adult, experiencing a mental health problem.
Increasing mental health literacy within workplaces through targeted training, helps increase organisational and employee resilience.
Mental Health First Aid (MHFATM) training equips people with the knowledge and confidence to approach or respond to someone who may need information or support.
The impact of that first supportive conversation for any individual can be profound.
What is Mental Health First Aid?
Mental health first aid is the initial help offered to someone who
is experiencing a mental health problem, or a mental health crisis, until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves.