Mental Health and Wellbeing Training
We believe mental health should be a priority for everyone, including businesses and their staff.
Our dedicated training programs are facilitated by accredited trainers who work with participants to promote inclusive community cultures and workplaces that destigmatise mental health issues and encourages help-seeking.
Book online or enquire about 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.
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.
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.
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.
Read the Signs
Free Men's 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 understand:
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
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.
Source: SafeWork Australia, 2019