Taking R U OK Day further for all of us with accessible mental health first aid training!
The year 2020, where many of us are feeling fragile, will go down in history as one of the most challenging for mental health at work and at home, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 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 Pro Leaders 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
- Understand how various mental health conditions affect people around you,
- Understand Guidelines on supporting people with depression, anxiety, trauma and other mental health conditions,
- Discover the vital steps you can take to provide support until professional intervention can be arranged.
With a supportive and interactive approach 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. This course is based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of people with lived experience of mental health problems and professionals.
Maximum size group: 16 students
Certificate upon completion: Statement of Completion
This course is offered in the following methods of delivery:
- Classroom training (two (2) full days to complete course)