Mental Health Fundamentals
Mental Health Essentials for Managers
With one in five Australians experiencing a mental illness in any one year, people managers need to be equipped to manage those in their team who are experiencing mental health problems. This course addresses the most common challenges that people managers are likely to encounter, from recognising the early warning signs of poor mental health to managing the complexities of workplace legal obligations around managing mental health.
Creating a Mentally Healthy Workforce
This evidence informed session offers a holistic workplace approach to reducing risk factors for stress and mental illness with a focus on the theories of positive psychology.
Incorporating a solution-based approach, participants are introduced to a variety of practical tools and strategies to be able to integrate wellness into everyday activities as well as from an organisational approach.
Psychological First Aid (PFA) in the Workplace
Psychological First Aid (PFA) is an evidence-based, recommended approach to assisting people in the immediate aftermath of trauma.
PFA is a practical tool used to reduce initial distress and assist people to cope better in the days and weeks following a potentially traumatic event. Participants will learn core PFA skills including simple psychological strategies and gain the skills needed to help and support to co-workers affected by a trauma such as a workplace critical incident.
Vicarious Trauma and Post Traumatic Growth
Vicarious trauma is a consequence of working with trauma survivors, as this can often result in actual harm over time. This program identifies risk factors associated with vicarious traumatisation, compassion fatigue and burnout within an organisational setting.
Vicarious trauma prevention and early intervention is of paramount importance to the wellbeing of employees, where trauma can be transformational in the form of post-traumatic growth and vicarious resilience helping workers to overcome traumatic situations through a strength-based approach which is explored within this program.
From workforce retention, to the health and wellbeing of workers, there are compelling reasons to embed vicarious trauma mitigation strategies within your organisation.
Employee Enhancement Program
• 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 course addresses the most common challenges that workplaces are likely to encounter, from recognising the early warning signs of poor mental health to learning the skills in how to have the ‘difficult discussions’ with a co-worker about a mental health problem.
Recognising that supporting employees with mental health problems can be emotionally challenging, the role of self-care in staying mentally well will also be explored in this session.
Post Incident Support for PTSD
This program equips participants with the basic skills to provide the above need support to peers.
Incorporating Workplace Resilience
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.
Positive Psychology in the Workplace
This program encompasses: •Understand attributes to flourish
•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
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
•How to let go of resistance