2 Full Days
You will learn how to assist adults who are developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis, until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves.
As insurance claims for work-related mental health conditions escalate, many important actions can be taken at the workplace level to promote better mental health, including training for business leaders in how to manage staff concerns.
As businesses, organisations and teams, we have an obligation within Work Health & Safety Legislation that stipulates that we have a Duty Of Care to ensure our workplace is safe. Most of us can identify who the First Aid Officer is within our organisation or department. We understand that they are designated to take control and manage a situation in the event a person suffers a physical injury in the workplace.
Mental Health should be treated in a similar manner – a designated, specifically skilled person from within our team to assist people who may be in need for support with their mental health – the Mental Health First Aid officer.
In this MHFA Accredited two-day workshop, participants will learn how to identify signals of mental health issues and warning signs of suicide, how to use the right language with staff at work and have quality conversations on mental health, how staff and teams can develop a cohesive language around mental health, how to develop healthy return to work practices and how to offer guidance on what to do and what not to do.