This course is designed to upskill staff over a 2 day format. During the course participants are introduced to a range of mental health problems common in Australia. They are shown how to recognise the systems of each illness, what treatments and supports are available and how to respond to someone who is experiencing a mental health problem or crisis.
By the end of this course participants will:
- have a basic/intermediate understanding (signs/symptoms, treatments) for a range of mental health problems and mental illnesses.
- be able to provide practical support to someone with a developing a mental health problem.
- be able to act as a first responder in a mental health emergency crisis or emergency scenario.
- have a broad understanding of employer duty of care obligations as they pertain to psychosocial safety.
- how to develop an action plan for workplace mental health
Additional outcomes (organisational)
- In-house capacity to respond to a mental health emergency.
- Employee engagement and participation in psychosocial OHS programs .
Suitable for general workforce
On the successful completion of Mental Health Safety Training (Standard), an Australian Medical Association (WA) approved certificate of attendance will be issued to the participant.
This course does not have any prerequisites.