In stage one, we lay the foundations for the entire Mental Health Workplace Blueprint. The critical aspect of this stage is connecting with your workforce. We develop connection and trust through the power story and the lived experience of our highly skilled and trained facilitators. Building this rapport is essential in the delivery of your company’s mental health strategy.

Courage is contagious and this unique aspect of our training methodology is intentionally designed to make the lessons learned real for participants, and to facilitate powerful and effective learning amongst the group.

This workshop is intentionally clear, concise and will provide the necessary baseline awareness and knowledge required to ensure maximum comprehension prior to moving into the following stages of the Mental Health Workplace Blueprint.



In the first session of the Blueprint, you will hear the powerful story of your Mental Health Movement facilitator. They will explain in the most transparent manner the changes, challenges and adversities they went through in their own journeys.

These 'living case studies' will give perspective and help individuals to understand the processes they went through and the strategies they have implemented to make change. They will talk through how they sought support and managed to reach their goal of returning to the best version of themselves.

Session Length: 30 minutes


Mental Health vs Mental Illness:
It is important to understand mental health and mental illness are not the same thing. This differentiation is vital in building the tools to move forward.

The Mental Health Continuum:
Understanding how to be accountable for your own mental health and how to measure your current mental health position.

The Mental Health Cup:
We learn how checking in with your own mental health and the mental health of others assists in perspective and the development of coping mechanisms.

Support Networks:
Lessons on seeking support and being a support in the mental health space. Starting the conversation is the toughest but most important step in this process you will learn key skills to support you.

Proactive over Reactive:
The mindset and blueprint to managing your mental health. Learning to take control of your mental health to help reduce a decline in mental health.

EAP Promotion:
Understanding the facts from the myths and how to identify them moving forward.

Session Length: 30 minutes

"The Mental Health Movement delivered a mental health initiative to our NSW and ACT businesses. Delivering a combination of mental health awareness and education to all our managers, supervisors and frontline leaders. They delivered 22 presentations to over 400 employees. The feedback was unbelievable and the positive impact within the workplace has been great. We highly recommend the Mental Health Movement if you are looking for improved mental health outcomes within your workplace."

Greg Price

Executive General Manager NSW, Boral

"Dan and the Mental Health Movement are doing great things in the mental health space. Dan has presented to our corporate staff and his education and story has had a real positive impact on our staff and management. Dan is now St George Bank's Mental Health and Wellbeing Ambassador and we look forward to continuing to work with him and the Mental Health Movement."

Ross Miller

General Manager Retail Banking, St George Bank

"Mental Health Movement have made a really big impact within our workforce. They have really connected with us and have assisted us in creating a mentally healthy, supportive workplace. Dan is an inspiration to all of us with not only telling his real-life story of having a mental illness but leading the way in helping and educating so many others. As a company we would highly recommend others to connect with Dan and the Mental Health Movement team to understand and manage mental health in their workplace."

Barry Riley

Health Safety & Training Superintendent, Centennial Coal

"We engaged the Mental Health Movement to deliver stages 1 & 2 of their Mental Health Workplace Blueprint to our entire workforce covering more than 2000 employees. The work was of very high quality and the professionalism was second to none. MHM also work in collaboration with our company employment assistance program linking many employees to further support. This collaboration was a key driver in the huge success of the initiative. We would highly recommend Dan and the MHM to any workforce. It was a pleasure to work with them and be a part of the change."

Keili Adams

Human Resource Manager, Gemco, Temco & Cannington, South 32

"The wonderful team at MHM have been providing Mental Health Education and Training for the past 3 years within our Australian Business. Their relatable and “real life” approach seems to really connect with many of our employees, and in my dealings with them I have really valued the personal and caring approach they have taken to meet the needs of the teams and individuals they have worked with.  Their care for supporting us to reach our aspirations to create awareness and build capability in this space is genuine and much appreciated. Every interaction has been a pleasure and a positive experience."

Stephanie O'Dwyer

Health, Wellbeing & Innovation Manager, BlueScope Wollongong

"The feedback received from staff has been overwhelmingly positive with many resonating with the personal stories and journeys shared by the Facilitators. All of our Facilitators, Brett, Alisha, Ashton, Chris and Dan, are down to earth, genuine and relatable guys with a natural ability to connect with our diverse workforce. This was evident by the amount of staff sharing personal experiences in the sessions and some staff staying back to talk about their struggles and seek further support from the Facilitators. The workplace audit will play a key role in informing our future mental health strategy, education and training at Council and we are proud to partner with MHM over the next few years as we continue to develop and strengthen our workplace to be aware, take action, break down the stigma and support a mentally fit workforce."

Sharni Watts

Manager of People & Culture, Georges River Council

"After the first session every single employee personally thanked the business owners for organising the event and said how much they appreciated it. I think it gave us a better understanding of some of our difficulties in life, that everyone has struggles which reminded us to be good to each other. I believe it brought us closer as a group and reinforced that we all support each other. I think the whole MHM crew are amazing people doing a great job for our community and the different workforces they encounter. They genuinely care, want to help and make a difference."

Ben Cohen

Director & Licensee, Ray White Shellharbour