Managing mental health in the workplace
Work Healthy Australia is proud to announce the launch of Mental Health First Aid Training for workplaces.
Around 1 in 5 Australians between the ages of 16 and 85 will experience mental illness each year, and almost half (45%) of Australians will experience a mental illness in their lifetime.
While the onset of mental illness typically occurs between the ages of 18 and 24, around 60% of claims relating to mental health conditions are awarded to workers over 40.
Mental health conditions continue to record the highest compensation paid ($27,700 in 2015-16), and the highest increase in lost time (rising to 17 weeks in 2015-16 from 11.2 weeks in 2000-01).
Mental Health First Aid Training aims to improve knowledge of mental illnesses, treatments and the appropriate first aid strategies, while also building confidence to provide first aid to individuals experiencing mental illness.
The course covers a wide range of topics, including:
Mental Health Problems
For example depression, anxiety problems and substance abuse.
Mental Health Crisis
For example suicidal thoughts and behaviours, non-suicidal self-injury and traumatic events
With workers compensation claims relating to mental health conditions on the rise, now more than ever is a great time to start talking about mental health in the workplace.
As a WHA Onsite Healthcare Provider you can enjoy:
– A competitive salary
– Laptop, Phone & Work Vehicle
– A generous training allowance
– Access to a full time training manager to coach you in your professional development
We welcome applications from Chiropractors, Physiotherapists and Osteopaths, unless otherwise specified in the job description.