Mental Health Awareness in the Workplace

Mental Health Awareness in the Workplace



This program will provide a highly engaging and dynamic experience to build a basic awareness and understanding of mental health in the workplace. Our Psychologist will provide practical approaches for dealing with issues and alongside our actor will bring real situations to life.

Designed for: All employees

Program length: 2 hours



What is mental health and mental ill health?
Identify and discuss the differences between mental health and mental ill health, mental health statistics for Australia and our mental health industry framework.

What are the common indicators of mental ill health?
Identify common indicators of mental ill health and how these might impact on performance or conduct.

What are my employers’ responsibilities? What are mine?
Understand the legal and ethical responsibilities of the employer and the employee.

How far does confidentiality extend?
Understand privacy, confidentiality and qualified privilege requirements.

How can my workplace assist me?
Identify key resources and strategies that my employer can offer me to support me to meet the inherent requirements of my role, for a period of time.

What should I do if I am concerned about my mental health or that of another employee?
Identify key resources and strategies that I can implement on behalf of myself or another employee. Prepare to have a confidential disclosure conversation with a manager.

How can I enhance my mental health?
Establish a basic understanding of resilience and how this relates to mental health.


Learning outcomes:

At the conclusion of this workshop participants should:

  • Understand employee and employer responsibilities;
  • Understand privacy, confidentiality and WHS obligations;
  • Understand how to communicate about mental illness;
  • Identify strategies to support other team members;
  • Identify internal and external support resources.
  • Identify ways to improve well-being and the ability to cope with challenges.


Delivery Options:

In-House Program: This program can be delivered in your workplace, and use your organisation’s policies, procedures and values. The program can also be modified to suit your individual needs. Enquire with the form below.

eLearning Program: See information about our Working with Mental Ill Health in the Workplace interactive and animated eLearning program.

Virtual Workplace Training: This program can now be provided using iHR Australia’s virtual training room. This allows participants to actively interact in a collegiate, online training session with their peers and to interact with an expert facilitator in a live environment. For more information, please speak to a member of our team.

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