Why Do Your Employees and Business Need Mental Health First Aid Training?

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Mental Health First Aid Course for Companies Across Australia.

We have Principal Master Mental Health First Aid Instructors throughout Australia that can come to your workplace and deliver accredited training to your teams.

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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 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 Principal Master Mental Health First Aid Instructors are equipped to run through a variety of preventative strategies regarding mental health, including:

  • Aggressive behaviour
  • Traumatic events
  • Depression
  • 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
  • Psychosis

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 our team a call on 1300 199 849 to discuss a tailored plan for your workplace and team.

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