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Mental Health Essentials

Do you want to  feel more confident to help someone who might be experiencing a mental health problem?

​Do you want your team to have a solid introduction to mental health, and to feel confident to support one another in the workplace?

​If you answered ‘yes’ to either of these questions, then this workshop is for you or your workplace.

​The incidence of mental health problems in Australia, and around the world, is already high, but after COVID19, we are seeing a spike in people experiencing mental health problems right now, and will continue to over the next 12-24 months.

​One in five Australians will experience a mental health issue in any given year and 75% of people between the ages of 16 and 86 will experience a mental health issue in their lifetime.

​This means that 20% of our friends, family, staff, colleagues and people around us will experience a mental health issue this year.

​And if you have young people in your life or your workplace, the prevalence is higher. Did you know that the average onset age for Anxiety is 15 years old?

​Most people say they don’t know how to help when they think it might be necessary, but the skills are easy to learn.

​Mental Health issues affect a persons life in many ways, from very subtly, to life changing affects.  But, with some basic knowledge and a set of skills behind us, we can confidently and competently assist someone when they experience a mental health issue.

​What we’ll cover

​In this workshop, we take a look at mental health in some detail, and introduce to you some easy ways to build your skills in the area of mental health.

We’ll look at…

​What mental health is

  • ​The mental health continuum
  • ​Some facts and stats about mental health in Australia
  • ​When you should be concerned about a persons mental health
  • ​Two of the most common mental health problems – and how to spot them
  • ​How mental health issues affect how people learn and work – and what to do about it
  • ​How to have a conversation with someone about their mental health.
  • ​The Mental Health First Aid course

​This workshop is suitable for everyone – you don’t need to know anything about Mental Health to get a lot out of it.

Workshop outcomes

  • Gain confidence in mental health awareness
  • Gain skills to apply in all facets of your life – home, work and in the community
  • Give your team evidence based skills and tools to support one another
  • Increased wellbeing
  • Increased empathy and understanding for those around you who experience mental health issues
  • ​Demonstrate that your organisation has taken steps to support it’s people’s mental health and wellbeing