Cooper Grace Ward online training - Blended mental health first aid (MHFA) training for workplaces

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Blended mental health first aid (MHFA) training for workplaces

Each year mental illness costs Australian workplaces $4.7 billion in absenteeism, $1.6 billion in presenteeism and $146 million in compensation claims. The addition of COVID-19 impacting the mental health and wellbeing of employees means employers must adapt to the mental health needs of the workplace.

Appointing mental health first aid officers within a workplace can help to strengthen a supportive workplace culture, improve retention and engagement and reduce legal risk. Workplace MHFA Officers are equipped with the necessary skills to recognise a change in the mental health of employees or where an employee is experiencing a mental health crisis and to take appropriate action. Ideally, large businesses should have several MHFA Officers to increase awareness of mental health issues and promote early intervention.

The blended mental health first aid for workplaces course is designed for workplaces. It is delivered through a combination of online, eLearning and two follow-on interactive online sessions with Belinda Winter, a partner in our workplace relations and safety team. Belinda is a unique trainer in that she is able to bridge the gap between the MHFA training and the workplace laws and how they relate and affect each other.

eLearning component 

Participants begin by completing an interactive self-paced eLearning component that presents an overview of mental health problems, including:

  • depression
  • anxiety
  • psychosis
  • substance abuse.

The component also covers mental health crises, including:

  • suicidal thoughts and behaviours
  • panic attacks
  • traumatic events
  • severe psychotic states
  • severe effects from alcohol or drug use
  • aggressive behaviours.

Face-to-face sessions

The face-to-face sessions are delivered after participants have completed the eLearning component. The training sessions will be delivered online in two sessions both two hours in duration. The focus is on the revision and application of knowledge and skills learnt in the eLearning component, providing participants the opportunity to:

  • examine issues pertinent to mental health problems in the workplace in more depth
  • clarify any points of uncertainty remaining after completion of the eLearning modules
  • apply the MHFA Action Plan to relevant workplace scenarios
  • discuss and reflect on ‘where to from now’ for mental health first aid skills in the workplace.

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eLearning component

 6-8-hour online 

Training sessions one

22 July 2021

Start: 10.00 am
Finish: 12:30 pm

Training session two

30 July 2021

Start: 10.00 am
Finish: 12:30 pm

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Virtual classroom
**audio and webcam required

ZOOM meeting

System requirements for attendees 

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$495.00 Incl. GST

After enrolment in this course, a team member from Cooper Grace Ward will be in contact with you to provide the links for your eLearning component. This eLearning must be completed prior to attending the two online sessions to be eligible for accreditation.

*please note a maximum of 12 participants

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Belinda Corner

Belinda Winter


Cooper Grace Ward 

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Cooper Grace Ward, Level 21, 400 George Street, Brisbane, Qld 4000, Australia, +61 7 3231 2444

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Event Date 30/07/2021
Event End Date 30/07/2021
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