Mental Health and Wellbeing Training

Did you know that mental health costs Australian businesses $4.7 billion each year in absenteesism? Or that every dollar spent on effective workplace mental health actions can generate $2.30 in benefits to an organisation? We believe mental health should be a priority for businesses and their staff. Our dedicated training programs are facilitated by accredited trainers who work with participants to promote an inclusive culture or workplace that destigmatises mental health issues and encourages help-seeking.

Current courses

Book online or find out more information on our current training courses.

ASIST - Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training​

ASIST is a two day program designed for community members and workplaces who want to feel more comfortable, confident and competent at helping people at risk of suicide. ASIST teaches participants to recognise when someone may be at risk of suicide and respond in ways that increase immediate safety and link the person to help. ASIST can be learned and used by anyone.


This training is proudly supported by the South Western Sydney PHN. 

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SafeTALK - Suicide Alertness for Everyone​

SafeTALK is a three hour presentation which aims to increase suicide awareness by teaching participants how to recognise signs of a person in distress and considering suicide.  Participants learn how to respond appropriately to a person considering suicide and how to use available resources to link that person with professional help.  

It is intended that SafeTALK participants will be better prepared to:

  • Recognise that invitations to help are often overlooked

  • Move beyond common tendencies to miss, dismiss and avoid conversations around suicide

  • Notice and respond to situations in which thoughts of suicide may be present

  • Apply basic TALK steps (Tell, Ask, Listen and KeepSafe)

  • Connect the person with thoughts of suicide to suicide first aid help and further community resources

SafeTalk is proudly supported by the South Western Sydney PHN.

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Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid is a two day course that teaches adults how to assist other adults who are experiencing a mental health crisis or developing a mental health problem.

The course discusses mental health issues such as depression, anxiety disorders, psychosis, deliberate and substance use disorders as well as some of the potential crises that may arise including suicide ideation, panic attacks, severe psychotic states and intoxication.

Participants will benefit from improved knowledge of mental illness and their treatments, knowledge of appropriate first aid strategies and confidence in providing first aid to individuals with mental illness.

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Mental Health First Aid for the Suicidal Person​

This new course is based on our expert consensus guidelines “Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviours: First Aid Guidelines’. Curriculum content is evidence-based, with the input of both mental health professionals, researchers and consumer advocates.

The training consists of 4 hours face-to-face training and course participants receive a handbook and online certificate of completion. This training complements the 12-hour Standard MHFA course.

This course is not a therapy or support group or a postvention course, rather it is an education course and it is important that people undertaking the course are feeling relatively robust when they undertake it. It is not recommended for individuals recently bereaved by suicide.

This training is proudly supported by South Western Sydney PHN.

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DV Alert - Domestic Violence Response Training​

Our DV Alert training course can help participants to identify the different signs and forms of abuse that constitute domestic and family violence. It also educates participants on the "Cycle of Violence" and "Duluth wheels" – power and control, equality and empowerment. This training course is tailored to frontline workers or volunteers supporting the general community in the areas of heath, allied health, higher education and childcare.


The course also encourages participants to reflect on and share what they can do if they know someone who is experiencing domestic and family violence. This course also provides an opportunity to network with other individuals and receive helpful tools and references for domestic and family violence, support and referral.

As an accredited training program, DV-Alert is mapped out against the unit of competency CHCDFV001: Recognise and respond appropriately to Domestic and Family Violence.  Participants who complete the training and assessment will receive a statement of attainment.  

DV Alert is proudly supported by the Department of Social Services.

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DV Aware - Domestic Violence Reponse Training​

Our DV Aware Training Course is a three hour session that helps raise awareness around the issue of domestic and family violence. Participants will learn fundamental skills and tools that will guide you to recognise the signs of domestic and family violence and reflect on what you can do as an individual or group to prevent family violence. DV Aware is suitable for the general public to attend.

DV Alert is proudly supported by the Department of Social Services.

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Read the Signs

Free Men's Only Mental Health Awareness Course

This course is specifically designed for men to promote help seeking and suicide prevention.

The short two hour course (not including pre and post self-evaluation form) aims to raise awareness and help men undestand:

  • What is stress and depression

  • What do I need to know about suicide

  • What can I do

  • Self-care and safety

Read the signs is proudly supported by the South Western Sydney PHN

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Why invest in mental health training for your workplace?​

The mental health and wellbeing of your staff directly impacts their capacity to be an effective part of your team. Empowering your staff to better understand themselves and identify the signs of a mental illness allows them to support each other and remain a valuable part of your business.

We have a host of training courses available to businesses and the community. If you would like to engage Lifeline Macarthur and Western Sydney in training for your organisation, please get in touch.

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Source: SafeWork Australia, 2019