A Mental Health First Aid Course is for all employees, from the Intern to the CEO
Mentally Well Workplaces believes that every Australian company should have a Mental Health First Aider, to complement having Physical First Aiders.
A recent report from PriceWaterhouseCoopers has found that for every dollar a business invests in effective mental health strategies and training, they are likely to receive an average of $2.30 in return.
Whilst in Australia, it is estimated that untreated mental health conditions cost our workplaces approximately $10.9 billion per year in relation to work related mental stress and leave. Therefore, we recommend more companies explore modern and effective mental health strategies to ensure that you can address any mental health issues that may arise in your place of work.
An organisation that is proactive in addressing mental health is likely to see many benefits, including:
- lowering employee absenteeism
- reducing staff turnover
- creating a more productive workplace
- increasing work performance
- and even potentially avoiding future litigation
Undertake Mental Health First Aid
Our 12-hour Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course teaches your staff how to provide support to other team members who are experiencing a mental health crisis or developing a mental illness (e.g. the staff member has had a traumatic experience, or may even be suicidal).
Just like physical first aid and the related courses, Mental Health First Aid is applied until the crisis resolves or that person undertakes professional help. Mental Health First Aid strategies are taught in evidence-based training courses authored by Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Australia and delivered by accredited MHFA Instructors across the country.
Our trainers have over twenty five years experience in Mental Health in both the UK and Australia, and are well equipped to run through a variety of preventative strategies regarding mental health, including:
- Aggressive behaviour
- Traumatic events
- Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
- Severe effects of drug or alcohol use and substance use problems
- Non-suicidal self-injury
- Severe psychotic states
- Panic attacks
- Anxiety problems
Upon completion of the course, each staff member will receive a copy of the Standard MHFA Manual to keep and a Certificate of Completion.
It is time Australian workplaces took Mental Health seriously!
Please feel free to give us a call on 1300 199 849 to discuss a tailored plan for your workplace.