Mental Health Fundamentals

With 1 in 5 Australians experiencing a mental illness in any one year, inevitably this means workplaces are affected.

An introduction to workplace mental health in understanding prevalence rates, common workplace mental illnesses as well as signs of mental health problems. The course aims to increase mental health literacy and decrease work related stigma amongst employees whilst instilling confidence to speak up and support a coworker who may be experiencing a mental health issue.

Mental Health Essentials for Supervisors and Managers

Approximately 20% of the workforce experiencing a mental illness in any one year. What this means for organisations is that managers and supervisors will be dealing with workers who are experiencing a mental health problem.

This course addresses the most common challenges that those managing others are likely to encounter, from recognising the early warning signs, to managing the complexities of workplace mental health, and how to intervene.

Creating a Mentally Healthy Workplace

This session delivers an evidence-based approach to reducing risk factors for workplace stress and/or mental illness within a workplace setting.

Participants will learn how their workplace can help or hinder an employee’s psychological health. Participants will be taken through the fundamental stages of creating a mentally healthy workplace and be introduced to a range of practical tools to implement back in their workplaces.

Psychological First Aid (PFA) in the Workplace

PFA in the workplace offers a targeted intervention and support to those responsible for managing the critical incident response and/or managing those employees who have been affected by a traumatic incident.   Those trained in PFA in the workplace will understand the impacts of trauma, as well as the most effective strategies to help people recover, ensuring safety, provide emotional comfort and support, and offer practical advice to address immediate needs. 

This highly engaging program is fast becoming the number one choice for organisations who wish to implement a timely, evidence-based, peer response following a traumatic event in the workplace.

Trauma Informed Practice

A practical workshop for understanding and using trauma informed practice which is a strengths-based framework; founded on five core principles – safety, trustworthiness, choice, collaboration and empowerment as well as respect for diversity.

A trauma informed approach understands the dynamics of traumatic stress, survivors in the context of their lives and the role of coping strategies.
This approach features safety from harm and re-traumatisation; emphasising strength building and skill acquisition rather than symptom management and further fosters genuine collaboration and power sharing between employees and those seeking help at all service levels resilience.

Employee Enhancement Program

A biopsychosocial approach to understanding ourselves and others, this program will review the behaviour triangle; interaction between thoughts, emotions and physiology (iceberg theory), including:

• Basis of assumptions and judgments
• Negative thought patterns and reframing

A positive approach from employees and employers to support individuals returning to the workplace post incident will be explored, including flexibility with scheduling, help to minimise distraction, enabling moments during the day to regroup and rearranging the workspace that aligns with safety and the natural environment.

Mental Health in the Workplace

This introductory program helps all levels of an organisation become more proactive in recognising poor mental health, decreasing stigma and preventing mental health issues becoming a workplace injury. The program captures how an employer can provide immediate assistance to their employees who may be experiencing a mental health problem, or a worsening of an existing mental disorder. Participants will learn if and when to say something, what to say, what not to say and how to help the person, equipping participants with the confidence to have difficult conversations with work colleagues.

Incorporating Workplace Resilience

Emotional resilience refers to our ability to ‘bounce back’ from stressful, traumatic and tragic events. It is a skill anyone can develop and shapes an individual’s perceptions and responses to adverse events.

This training program has been developed using best practice research and cognitive and positive psychology, providing attendees with real practical techniques and strategies to assist staff improve their own personal and workplace performance.

Post Incident Support for PTSD

People living with PTSD statistically miss more days at work and work less efficiently. The symptoms of PTSD are often accompanied by difficulty concentrating and problems sleeping, this can increase difficulty in paying attention at work, keeping organised and making it to work on time. It is important to also acknowledge the effort that is being made by the employee who is recovered from PTSD.

This program equips participants with the basic skills to provide the above need support to peers.

Positive Psychology in the Workplace

Positive psychology is the scientific study of human flourishing. It focuses on a strengths based approach that enable individuals, including organisations to thrive.

This program encompasses:
•Understand attributes to flourish
•Enhance engagement
•Apply a strengths-based approach
•Optimistic thinking strategies for success
•Build resilience to thrive in adversity
•Develop positivity incorporating team culture
•Enhancing motivation & meaning at work
•Maintaining positive relationships at work

Self-Care & Stress Aware

A practical workshop that focuses on a way to change the relationship with stress and to respond to difficult moments in life with kindness, care and understanding. This workshop is designed to introduce the concepts of self-care and wellness.

The topics covered include:
•What selfcare is and is not
•Ways to bring self-care into your life without being self-indulgent
•The role of being self-critic how you can change your relationship with it
•How to get know yourself
•Mindfulness practices
•How to let go of resistance