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Learn First Aid for Mental Health at Work

A LIVE First Aid Workshop For Staff So They Can Support Their Colleagues
By Knowing What To Look For, What To Say & What To Do

Learn First Aid for Mental Health at Work

A LIVE First Aid Workshop For Staff So They Can Support Their Colleagues By Knowing What To Look For, What To Say & What To Do


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learn what to look for

Know What To Look For

Become familiar with signs & symptoms so you can help early
know what to say

Know What To Say

Know how to minimise risk & not make it worse
do the right thing

Know What To Do

Take away a proven plan of action to help you respond confidently
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What Makes the Mental Health Essentials So Different?

Unlike the standard Mental Health First Aid course, the Mental Health Essentials course has been designed from the ground up with the needs of workplaces in mind.

This course also uses a groundbreaking Recovery approach that gets results. This means that it’s focus is on recovery not illness. This may seem a subtle distinction, but…
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it’s a vital one. We don’t teach people how to look for problems that aren’t there; we teach them how to confidently & skillfully respond to first aid type situations so they can contribute to the mental health of their colleagues.

If you are interested in quality mental health first aid training specific to the workplace, great tools, awesome trainers, and information that leaves you confident, then you have to do this course.

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“Straightforward, practical, well presented content & very good presenters are the strengths of this course.”

Neil Baker, CGW Lawyers

Learn Practical, Life-Saving Skills

  • Recognise the symptoms of the most common types of mental illness, including anxiety, depression and substance abuse
  • Identify the triggers of depression and suicide
  • Confidently handle a conversation with a colleague who is thinking of suicide
  • Understand how drugs, alcohol and medication affect mental health
  • Learn why it’s important to nip mental health problems in the bud as they crop up
  • Act quickly and with confidence when trauma hits your workplace
  • Safeguard your mental wellbeing in difficult situations
  • Implement triggers of good mental health as soon as you leave the room
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What’s In The Course?

The Mental Health Essentials course will equip you with the skills to identify and respond effectively to a work colleague who may be suffering from one or more of the most common forms of mental illness.

Identify Signs and Symptoms

You’ll learn to spot the early warning signs and symptoms, understand the actions you need to take and where you can go to get professional help.

We’ll help you understand what is happening in the mind of sufferers, meaning you’ll be better equipped to provide them with the help they need at the time they’ll need it most.

Give The Right Assistance

You’ll learn the right strategy to use when dealing with the most common mental health emergencies, including:

Anxiety, Depression, Panic attacks, Traumatic events, Severe psychotic states, Suicidal thoughts and behaviours, Aggressive behaviour, Substance abuse

Handle Emergencies

We’ll show you strategies to apply in a mental health emergency.

Armed with the understanding and techniques you’ll learn at the Mental Health Essentials course, you’ll feel confident that when you are called upon, you won’t let anybody down.

What’s the Investment?

How much is this invisible problem costing you now? When one of us suffers, we all suffer. How many of your colleagues are not being heard? How many feel lonely and disengaged? It just may be you, who is called upon to help.

To buy your place in this course is $475 inc GST. Click below when you are ready or give us a call on +61 2 8935 3885 to find out more.

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After you attend the workshop, you’ll get FREE LIFETIME ACCESS to our Members Only Academy, packed full of videos, PDFs and tools to continue to grow your business.

I would recommend this one day course to any workplace. Bringing staff together in a room to discuss mental health openly & in a safe, facilitated environment was invaluable. Loved the trivia quiz.

– Vicki Ellom, Dept of Health

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