Workplace

Youth Focus Workplace Training and Education Programs cater for the needs of both employers and employees.

While we offer a number of existing programs, we specialise in the development of delivery of tailored programs that deal with specific issues identified in the workplace. Our training is designed to assist:

• People to identify any potential mental health issues, to address those issues and to develop the resilience to cope in the future; and
• Parents, employers, friends, workmates and others in the community to identify and assist with mental health issues people may be experiencing.

MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID TRAINING FOR ADULTS (MHFA)

We provide training across all workplaces in particular those that employ young people. We work with both young people and management to increase mental health awareness in the workplace.

MHFA is a nationally recognised program delivered across Australia and internationally. Mental health first aid is the initial help provided to a person who is developing a mental health problem, or who is in a mental health crisis, until appropriate professional treatment is received or the crisis resolves. The course teaches adults how to provide initial support to adults who are developing a mental illness or experiencing a mental health crisis.

YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID (YMHFA)

YMHFA is a nationally recognised program delivered across Australia and internationally. The course teaches adults how to assist adolescents who are developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. Course participants learn about adolescent development, the signs and symptoms of common and disabling mental health problems in young people, where and how to get help when a young person is developing a mental illness, what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective, and how to provide first aid in a crisis situation.

MENTAL HEALTH AND STRESS MANAGEMENT IN THE WORKPLACE

An interactive workshop focusing on depression, anxiety, warning signs, stress management techniques, effective treatments and resources. It is designed for anyone in the workplace and is particularly effective when delivered across a broad cross section of an organisation.

WHAT IS MENTAL HEALTH?

An interactive workshop designed to teach young people of the importance of maintaining positive mental health and provides an understanding of mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety and psychosis including coping strategies and the importance of early intervention.

UNDERSTANDING TEENAGE DEPRESSION & ANXIETY (ADULT)

A mental health awareness program focusing on depression, anxiety and suicide in young people which is designed for parents and any adult who is involved with young people

BUILDING STRONG FOUNDATIONS (YOUTH)

Mental health awareness program covering depression, anxiety, conflict management and substance use for young people, in particular young workers and apprentices.

The apprentice program is workshop based and designed to equip young apprentices with the necessary skills that will assist their transition into the workplace.

BUILDING STRONG FOUNDATIONS (ADULT)

Mental health awareness, and youth engagement program. Topics include youth mental health issues, effective engagement strategies, crisis response, case studies and statistics. The program is suitable for supervisors, teachers, and managers working with young people.

CUSTOMISED PROGRAMS

As part of our commitment to ensuring we get the best possible outcomes, training can be tailored to suit the specific needs of an employer or organisation which would be agreed to following initial discussions.

COST AND COURSE AVAILABILITY

All courses are available year round depending upon numbers and are presented at our head office in Burswood or onsite depending upon the client’s needs.

Program costs will vary depending on the duration and location of the requested program.

For information on future education dates, or to discuss a tailored workplace education package, please contact the Education Team, on (08) 6266 4333.