We provide a variety of learning opportunities for employers who want to build the skills and knowledge of their staff to ensure that their mental health and wellbeing are supported.
Leading the way to a mentally healthy workplace
Recognising the critical role that awareness, connection, and resilience play in cultivating safe and supportive working environments, we deliver a wide range of courses – including communication skills, fostering mentally healthy workplaces, and domestic and family violence – in organisations within the South Coast region.
The Cost of Mentally Unhealthy Workplaces
Supporting the mental health and wellbeing of employees is essential to maintaining a safe and supportive working environment. When looking at the cost of mentally unhealthy workplaces, studies have shown that:
- 91% of employees think mental health is an important workplace issue, however only 52% believe their workplace is mentally healthy.
- 1/5 Australian employees report that they have taken time off work due to feeling mentally unwell in the past 12 months.
- $10.9 billion per year = the cost of mental health conditions on Australian workplaces (including absenteeism, presenteeism, and compensation claims).
Fostering Mentally Healthy Workplaces
A mentally healthy work environment is one that promotes a positive and inclusive culture where staff feel appreciated and supported. Studies have shown that cultivating such a workplace culture not only benefits individual employees, but has a profound impact on the organisation as a whole:
- 3/4 of Australian employees say a mentally healthy workplace is important when looking for a job.
- $1 spent creating a mentally healthy workplace results in a positive return on investment (ROI) of 2.3.
- Mentally healthy workplaces enjoy increased staff engagement, performance, and productivity, and are better able to recruit and retain talent.
Our Workplace Training Offerings
Our training can be used for professional development, continuous education, manager support, or general awareness. Professionals may claim CPD hours/credits/points as a pre-approved or self-directed learning activity, with clearly defined learning outcomes and attendance certificates supporting reporting obligations. For more information, please refer to your professional association or regulatory body.
As well as the programs outlined below, we also offer contextualised sessions and bespoke workplace training, workshops, and presentations. Please reach out to us via email to email@example.com if you would like to discuss how we can work together to meet the needs of your team.
Why train with us?
Lifeline South Coast is a local volunteer-based charitable organisation, with over 50-years of experience providing crisis support. The knowledge and skills gleaned over this period have informed the development of evidence-based training programs that strengthen the resilience and resourcefulness of our South Coast community.
Passionate about building individual and community resilience and educating people to reduce stigma surrounding mental health and suicide, the Lifeline South Coast training team is made up of a diverse group of skilled trainers. Working together to ensure people do not have to face their darkest moments alone, each trainer brings their unique voice, expertise, and experiences to the team. Utilising a flexible format to encourage interactive participation and increase learner engagement, the team are adept at contextualising training to ensure the content is relevant and practically applicable to individual workplaces, as well as every-day life.
“I found training with Lifeline South Coast to be a very helpful and valuable learning experience. The skills I learnt can be applied in range of different circumstances and it changed my perception of how to speak about suicide and mental ill-health.”
– Alex, Exercise Physiologist
“We had a Lifeline South Coast representative attend a staff meeting with our trainers and assessors to facilitate an interactive introductory session on mental health and wellbeing. She created a comfortable and safe environment that encouraged participation and conversations from all attendees.
We spoke about recognising the signs in our students who might be struggling with their mental health, and about how we can look after ourselves in supporting our students, colleagues, or friends. The sessions had practical takeaways and useful tips for application on ourselves and to people around us.”
Sarah Mezedi, Manager – Compliance and Quality Assurance
Early Childhood Education Services & Training
“The level of participation in the ASIST course was great, and the trainers made everyone feel comfortable to discuss such a sensitive and emotive topic. I learnt a lot of valuable skills and techniques during the training and have already put these into practice when supporting a staff member to create a care plan. I hope this training can be rolled out more broadly within my workplace and across other organisations.“
COVID-19: Working Together to Stay Safe
With the ever-changing COVID-19 landscape, guidance from the NSW Government informs the delivery of our training packages. Please visit the NSW Government website to stay up to date with the current health advice, helping to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Please note: Proof of vaccination may be required by some of the venues that Lifeline South Coast uses for face-to-face training. Please contact the training venue if you would like to enquire about vaccination requirements.