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


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


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.

"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