What: Mental Health First Aid Course
When: October 22 and 23, 2020
Where: Townson Oval Green Room, Mitchell Street, Merewether
October is Mental Health Month and Newcastle and Hunter business owners and managers have an opportunity to save on training to help make their workplaces mentally healthy.
Save money on training during Mental Health Month
Forsythes Training is discounting its next 2 day Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course to $550 plus GST (normally $700).
People aged 45 years of age and over can apply for skills check point funding for a further 50% discount. Applications for this funding need to be completed at least 2 weeks before course commencement. Email ARandall@verto.org.au or talk to our team.
What does the Mental Health First Aid course cover and why should I do it?
Mental health in the workplace is often overlooked or misunderstood.
The Mental Health First Aid course demonstrates the benefits to individuals and organisations of mentally health workplaces and provides staff with skills in identifying symptoms of mental health issues.
Obligations under Workplace Safety Legislation – With mental illness costing Australian business $11 billion per annum in lost productivity and compensation, it is imperative that employers, managers and supervisors have a sound understanding of mental health relative to the workplace.
Risk Management – Identify risks to help managers and peers provide extra support for staff at times of increased risk.
Awareness of Signs & Symptoms – Understanding the signs and symptoms of mental illnesses also reduces ignorance and stigma and promotes a compassionate, empathetic workplace environment.
Promotion of ‘Help Seeking’ Behaviour – Identify common barriers with the intent of breaking them down and promoting a workplace culture that promotes, encourages and supports early help seeking behaviour.
Creating mentally healthy workplaces makes good business sense – it can boost productivity as well as reduce absenteeism, presenteeism, risk and liability.
Research shows that round 45% of Australians aged between 16 and 85 will experience a mental illness at some point in their life, while one in five Australian adults will experience a mental illness in any given year.
A report prepared for Beyond Blue found that mentally healthy workplaces are as important to Australian employees as physically safe workplaces, however workplaces are not meeting their expectations.
Course trainer – Caddie Marshall
Caddie Marshall is registered mental health nurse who has been training in mental health for more than a decade across several states. She has lectured in postgraduate and undergraduate programs in business and nursing (including mental health literacy and first aid) at the University of Newcastle.
Places are limited due to Covid-19 restrictions. To book or for more information phone 4922 0122 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Other Forsythes Training mental health and resilience workshops
Forsythes Training offers a range of mental health and resilience courses and workshops.