More and more workplaces are realising the impact of mental health problems at work on their people and productivity. 

Mental Health First Aid in the workplace:

  • helps management identify where mental illness is a challenge in your workplace

  • gives employees the knowledge and confidence to have supportive conversations with their co-workers and help guide them to professional help if needed

  • increases employees' knowledge, confidence and helping behaviours, and reduce stigma

  • encourages employees to develop relevant and practical skills that can be used across a variety of situations.

  • offers a training that is complementary to other programs that are aimed at building awareness of mental health problems in the workplace, such as current Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)

  • encourages the organisation to learn the benefits of appointing MHFA officers 

  • helps the organisation understand the framework to promote mentally healthy workplace

  • provides the opportunity for the organisation to become a nationally recognised leader in their industry via the MHFA ‘Skilled Workplace’ program.

  • Mental ill health costs Australian workplaces $4.7 billion in absenteeism​

  • $1.6 billion in presenteeism

  • $146 million in compensation claims per year

  • Only 22% of full-time workers with signs of common mental illness receive treatment for their mental health problems.

PwC. (2014) ‘Creating a mentally healthy workplace: return on investment analysis’. 


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