Workplace Training & Workshops

The Wellbeing Affect delivers Workplace Mental Health and Wellbeing programs to many organizations, and aids at being complementary to their current strategies, programs, and initiatives. However, in some cases, it is the start of an organizational shift towards a cultural change that catapults wellbeing into the limelight.

We understand the need to have a corporate culture of proactive, preventative management of workplace wellbeing, and this requires organizations to recognize the intrinsic value of what wellbeing really means.

Almost half of all Australians will experience a mental illness in their lifetime. We know that mental illness affects not only mortality but also people’s social and emotional wellbeing. It influences and affects people’s ability to lead a functioning life through personal, social, and economic factors. And where do people spend the majority of their week? Well, working adults spend more time at work – approximately one-third of their day, than in any other setting. This gives employers unrivaled opportunities to influence and therefore benefit the health and wellbeing of their workers.

So, how do we support staff to feel connected, have meaningful working relationships, contribute to their communities, and have meaningful skills to increase self-confidence and therefore efficacy in the workplace?

Now is the time to invest in our Workplace Mental Health First Aid and Wellbeing courses for your staff.

Tailored Workshops To Meet The Needs/Wants Of Your Workplace

Online Or Face-To-Face Delivery

Time To Be Confirmed By You – 90 Minute To Full Day Workshops Available

Mental Health and Wellbeing Workshops

Standard & Community Mental Health First Aid:

The Standard and Community Mental Health First Aid course upskills adults to assist other adults who may be experiencing a mental health problem or mental health crisis until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves, using a practical, evidence-based action plan.

Course participants learn about the signs and symptoms of the common and disabling mental health problems, how to provide initial help, where and how to get professional help, what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective, and how to provide first aid in a crisis situation.

This course is delivered by either:

  1.  Blended delivery:
    • Component 1 – A self-paced eLearning component
    • Component 2 – 2 x 2.5-hour virtual sessions
  2. Face-to-face delivery:
    • training over a total of 2 days (12 hours)

At the completion of the course, all participants will have the opportunity to attain a 3-year accreditation as a Mental Health First Aider with MHFA Australia

Teen Mental Health First Aid:

The Teen Mental Health First Aid course provides students with the opportunity to learn how to provide mental health first aid to their friends. It has been developed for High School students in Years 7-9 and Years 10-12 but is also suitable for other groups of teens, such as those in sports clubs, juvenile justice settings, Scouts, and Guides.

This course teaches young people to recognise when a friend is experiencing major changes in their thinking, feeling, and behaviour, and when these changes may indicate the presence of a mental health problem. Furthermore, the course upskills young people on how to support their friends with mental health problems or those in crisis situations using the Teen MHFA Action Plan.

The program is taught face-to-face over 3 x 75-minute sessions on non-consecutive days, and only in settings where the present adults have also received Youth Mental Health First Aid training.

Teens successfully completing all 3 sessions will have the opportunity to become an Accredited Teen Mental Health First Aider.

Tertiary Mental Health First Aid:

The Tertiary Mental Health First Aid training is designed for tertiary students who are wanting to learn how to assist and support a fellow student who is developing a mental health problem or is experiencing a mental health crisis.

The course covers signs and symptoms of common and disabling mental health problems, how to provide initial help, where and how to get professional help, what constitutes effective help and how to provide mental health first aid in a crisis situation through the use of a practical, evidence-based action plan.

This course is delivered by either:

  1.  Blended delivery:
    • Component 1 – A self-paced eLearning component
    • Component 2 – 2 x 2.5-hour virtual session

Refresher Mental Health First Aid Training

Refresher courses are 4 hour face-to-face courses that allow people who have previously completed a 12 or 14-hour Mental Health First Aid course to refresh their knowledge and skills. For people who are Accredited MHFAiders, the refresher courses offer an opportunity to extend their accreditation for a further 3 years.

Refresher - Standard Mental Health First Aid:

This course gives participants an opportunity to refresh the knowledge and skills learned during the Standard, Community or Workplace Mental Health First Aid training. You will:

  • Gain an understanding of the latest research in the mental health field
  • Learn the 3 key actions for helping someone feeling suicidal
  • Work through complex mental health first aid interactions
  • Practice mental health first aid skills.

Refresher - Youth Refresher Mental Health First Aid:

This course gives participants an opportunity to refresh the knowledge and skills learned during the Youth Mental Health First Aid Course. You will:

  • Gain an understanding of the latest research in the mental health field
  • Learn the 3 key actions for helping someone feeling suicidal
  • Work through complex mental health first aid interactions
  • Practice mental health first aid skills.