Managing Mental Ill Health in the Workplace

Managing Mental Ill Health in the Workplace


Designed for: HR, WH&S and OH&S Practitioners and Senior Managers

Program length: Full Day


Program Overview:

This program is ideal for HR, WH&S and OH&S Practitioners and Senior Managers looking to gain a better understanding around managing mental ill-health in the Workplace. In this program, iHR’s facilitator and expert Senior Workplace Relations Advisor will guide participants through the key principles of effectively and sensitively managing mental health in the workplace, focusing on relevant legal responsibilities and risk management considerations.

Participants will observe our unique Workplace Reality Theatre where the facilitator and actors will reenact relevant and engaging real-life scenarios for group discussions. Participants will conduct sensitive and effective conversations pertaining to early intervention strategies and will also participate in group case study activities pertaining to reasonable adjustment strategies. Participants will receive useful feedback from our facilitator, in addition to reflecting on their own performance.




Topics addressed include:

  • Legislative responsibilities of the employer and the employee.
  • Inherent requirements of the role.
  • Reasonable adjustment.
  • Unjustifiable hardships.
  • Understanding mental illness – Fallacies and Facts.
  • Types of mental illness – indicator alert, contributing factors.
  • Risk factors – workplace factors, biopsychosocial factors.
  • Early intervention strategies.
  • How to initiate and conduct a conversation about mental illness.
  • Performance management procedures.
  • Support Services and Resources.
  • Developing a Workplace Mental Health Policy.


Learning objectives:

At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Understand and comply with relevant legislative requirements.
  • Identify the indicators of a current period of mental unwellness.
  • Identify the risk factors which may precede a period of unwellness.
  • Identify reasonable adjustments to the employees’ role.
  • Apply relevant early intervention and performance management strategies.
  • Apply best practice risk management procedures.
  • Plan, initiate and conduct a conversation with an employee who may be demonstrating indicators of mental unwellness.
  • Identify post-workshop support and resources.
  • Identify the need for a specific Workplace Mental Health Policy.


Available Public Training Programs:

Location Date Price Early Bird Price
Sydney $975.00 -
Brisbane $975.00 -
Adelaide $975.00 -
Perth $975.00 -
Sydney $975.00 -
Melbourne $975.00 -
Canberra $975.00 $975.00 $829.00

How to book:

Click on the dates above for online registration. Early Bird Price are available only for registrations 3 months prior to the Public Training Program. See Terms & Conditions.

If you do not see a suitable date in your location, please click on the link below to register your interest for future Public Training programs and to receive updates.

Public Training – Expression of Interest

Delivery Options:

Public Program: See dates and locations for our Managing Mental Ill Health in the Workplace Public Training Program.

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. More information about our Managing Mental Ill Health in the Workplace In-House Training.

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

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