SKILLING UP YOUR WORKFORCE TO PROVIDE LONG TERM SUPPORT

The real value of our methodology is that it is designed to be able to provide your workforce to the skills to maintain a mentally healthy and supportive workplace long-term.

Within stage three of our blueprint we provide additional accreditation for individuals. Our specially trained facilitators will deliver three training courses, Mental Health First Aid training, Mental Health Response training, and lastly Manager and Supervisor training.

These evidence-based courses provide further in-depth training for workplaces to deepen the capacity to be mentally healthy and supportive.

STAGE Three: TRAining

PART 1: MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID TRAINING

Course participants learn about:
• 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
• How to provide mental health first aid in a crisis


Developing mental health problems covered:
• Anxiety problems
• Psychosis
• Substance use problems
• Depression


Mental health crisis situations covered:
• Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
• Non-suicidal self-injury (sometimes called deliberate self-harm)
• Panic attacks
• Traumatic events
• Severe effects of drug or alcohol use
• Severe psychotic states
• Aggressive behaviours


Course Format:
This is a 12-hour course, which can be delivered as either;
• A 2-day training package (6 hours per day), OR
• Four separate training modules (3 hours each)

Participants receive a copy of the Standard MHFA Manual to keep and a Certificate of Completion

PART 2: MENTAL HEALTH RESPONSE TRAINING

Course participants learn:
• Solid foundation of mental health literacy
• Main contributing factors to poor mental health, mental ill-health and mental illness
• The bio-psycho-social model
• Recognise signs and symptoms of poor mental health, mental ill-health and mental illness
• How to identify and overcome barriers to help-seeking
• Your role and responsibility when being a support to others
• How to identify and approach someone showing signs of poor mental health, mental ill-health and mental illness
• How to provide support for someone in both a crisis and non-crisis situation
• Importance of positive mental health and self-care when being a support


mental health problems covered:
• Anxiety disorders
• Depressive disorders
• Substance use problems


Mental health crisis situations covered:
• Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
• Panic attacks
• Traumatic events
• Grief and loss
• Substance abuse


Course Format:
• This is a 1 x 6 hour day

Participants receive a copy of the Mental Health Response Manual and a Certificate of Mental Health Response Accreditation.

PART 3: Manager & Supervisor Training

Part 1: Understanding Mental Health
• What is mental health?
• What is mental illness?
• The Mental Health Continuum
• Australian mental health statistics and their prevalence
• Understanding suicide
• Activity: How has mental health impacted your life?


Part 2: Contributing Factors, Signs & Symptoms of Poor Mental Health, Illness & Suicide
• Bio/Pyscho/Social Model: Understanding the contributing factors in detail
• Activity: The Mental Health Cup
• Contributing factors
• Signs and symptoms
• Proactive or reactive?


Part 3: Mental Health Leadership
• Activity: What does a good support network look like?
• Keys of communication
• Roles and responsibilities


Part 4: Support Procedures
• Crisis and non-crisis procedure
• MHM Support Scaffold
• Crisis and non-crisis scenario breakdowns
• Group de-brief


Course Format:
• This is a 4-hour course

Participants receive a certificate of completion and a resource book.