Why Does Your Business & Your Staff Need Mental Health First Aid Training?
Mental Health First Aid Course for staff & companies across Australia
If someone in your company or business was in the midst of a mental health crisis or experiencing an emerging mental illness, would you know what to do? We come to your business
Most corporations in Australia have a First Aid Officer working for them, however why don’t more companies and business owners invest in Mental Health First Aid training for themselves and their staff?
An analysis from Price Waterhouse Coopers 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!
On top of this, in Australia alone, it is estimated that untreated mental health conditions cost our workplaces approximately $10.9 billion per year in relation to work related mental stress
Enough is Enough!
If you truly value your staff and believe that they are your biggest asset, then you must explore effective mental health strategies to ensure that you can address any mental health issues that may arise in your workplace.
By getting on the front foot and implementing Mental Health First Aid training, you can help all members of your team identify and deal with mental health scenarios.
Being proactive has many benefits, including lowering absenteeism and staff turnover, creating more productive workplaces that staff want to work for, increasing work performance and even potentially avoiding future litigation.
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 suicical).
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.
The Career Development Centre’s head trainer and counsellor, Tina Winchester is an accredited Mental Health First Aid instructor.
With over twenty five years experience in Mental Health in both the UK and Australia, Tina is well equipped to 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 Tina a call on 07 3355 6688 to discuss a tailored plan for your workplace and team.
Want to learn more about Mental Health First Aid? Listen to our Podcast episode dedicated to MHFA, with Tina Winchester
Enquire about Mental Health First Aid Training for your business
Call on (07) 3355 6688 or complete the form below.