Workplace Mental Health and Wellbeing

There is a great deal of difference between workplace cultures, needs, understanding of mental health issues, stressors etc. Fay designs all workplace presentations and workshops to suit the needs of the specific people involved to ensure we achieve their desired outcomes. Even if you want the certified Mental Health First Aid training, which can gain you Continuing Proffessional Development Points, she makes the adjustments to the scenarios etc that will pertain specifically to your needs.

Stress can lead to Depression and it is estimated, that annually in economic terms in Australia it:
  • Reduces workplace performance by 40%.
  • Costs the workplace $9960 per employee who has undiagnosed depression.
  • Contributes to the loss of 6 million working days annually.
  • Stress and mental disorder is the most frequently occurring occupational disease in Australia accounting for over 30% of occupational diseases.
  • Australian businesses lose over $6.5 billion each year by failing to provide early intervention/treatment for employees with stress and mental health conditions.

Mental illness costs the Australian economy $60 billion every year. The Shared Value Project Report launched in 2019 found that in the corporate sector alone, the cost of lost wages, decreased productivity and support services related to mental health cost $13 billion a year.

Every dollar spent identifying, supporting and case-managing workers with mental health issues “yields close to a 500 per cent return in improved productivity”, through increased work output and reduced absenteeism. ( Workers with Mental Illness: a Practical Guide for Managers).

No matter what area of work you are involved in your managers and staff need the safest environment you can offer in order to produce the best outcomes for your workplace, company, shareholders, service and individual workers, managers and their colleagues and families.

Below are some of the subjects people often want included in their training. Of course you can add other subjects as needed. How many of these subjects and what time can be dedicated to each will be up to your time and budget allowance. If you call Fay on 0438472254 and discuss your concerns you can advise her of what you think are your priorities and she will advise you about what she thinks would best suit your needs.

What subjects would you like to cover?

Introduction to mental health issues in the workplace
Basic information about mental health including warning signs of (Depression, Anxiety,Bipolar and Schizophrenia,How to help a suicidal person,Borderline, ersonality Disorder, Possible effects of prescribed medications, Possible effects of drug and alcohol misuse)
Proportion of the working population with mental health issues
Symptoms of stress and Stress management
Relaxation techniques
Current trends, e.g. increase/decrease, workers compensation
Symptoms of stress and Stress management
Relaxation techniques
Bullying and harassment
Influence of social media
Vision In Mind Stay Well Action Plan
Managing Staff with Mental Health Issues
Getting Back to Work after Mental Illness
Time management
Realistic and positive thinking
Cognitive Behaviour Tools
Mindfulness and wellbeing
How can/does a manager respond and approach performance management for a person with mental illness
Workload strain and not letting your mind make things worse than they are
A safer workplace for the worker with Mental Illness
A safer workplace for others (affected by the workers behaviour)
Productive and cohesive team
Improving morale
Ensure that industrial relations, human resource, WHS, and other applicable obligations are addressed effectively, e.g. disclosure, privacy, IR, WHS
Tools to support people with stress and mental illness
The difference between” bad” and “mad”
All on the same page
Planning for the future for each person with mental illness or mental health issues
Discrimination and ways of avoiding it
Rights and responsibilities of all concerned including the responsibilities of the person with mental health issues
What to do if the person with MI will not take responsibility for their health and actions
The Vision In Mind Book of Stress Management Tools
Supporting and managing the ageing workforce
What role does memory play in confidence, managing, learning, relationships etc

Plus any other supporting information to assist your managers to effectively and compassionately manage and support workers with mental health issues (as recommended by you or me after consultation with you.).

Participants usually want time to discuss specific situations and find ways forward. The length of time this takes varies so we will need to be flexible with this but within the context of the overall time allowed for the course.

Email Fay at or call her on 0438472254
“Your service is extremely valuable. The majority of HR issues we have experienced and many of our WHS issues have had a root cause in stress and mental health issues. After your training and facilitation of changes we have seen a marked improvement in productivity, moral, profits and employee relations. We are not only solving issues but are preventing problems from occurring.”
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