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Mental Health First Aid Workplace Training

Learn basic first aid skills to support mental health.

Description

With approximately 20% of Australian adults experiencing a common mental illness each year, workplaces play an important role in supporting the mental health of their employees. While it is common for organisations to appoint physical first aid officers, many employers are now seeing the value of training their employees and appointing competent individuals to provide mental health first aid.

The Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course helps participants to develop the skills to support a friend, family member, or colleague who may be struggling with mental health challenges. Equipped with mental health first aid skills, participants will be able to assist someone developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis, and ultimately make a real difference to their home life, community, or workplace.

Undertaking MHFA training and assigning skilled MHFA Officers in the workplace is a positive way of demonstrating to employees that their health and wellbeing is of utmost importance to their employer. Providing MHFA training to employees helps to foster a supportive company culture where employees are encouraged to speak openly about mental health, contributing to early intervention and supportive strategies, and improving workplace resilience, retention, and productivity. 

For 24-hour telephone crisis support, call Lifeline on 13 11 14

If life is in danger, call 000

Lifeline South Coast would like to acknowledge the lives that have been lost to suicide. We are committed to supporting those with a lived experience of suicide and aim to reduce the stigma around seeking help for poor mental health and suicidal crisis.