Mental Health Awareness Training

Lifeskills Australia has been providing managers and supervisors with the skills and tools to manage this area of responsibility for over 20 years.

The Mental Health Awareness training helps Managers and Supervisors deal with employees presenting with or showing signs of mental health issues.

 

We understand that managers and supervisors are often more in touch with employees than senior management due to the day to day interaction. So, it makes perfect sense that we train them in how to recognize mental health and to identify any issues.

 

 

Lifeskills Mental Health Awareness Training teaches you what signs to look for and what behaviours that may be present in an employee that is experiencing mental health issues or is feeling the effects of stress. Often undue stress can lead to more serious mental health issues. There are often external factors not just work-related issues that contribute to mental health issues such as drugs, alcohol and other substance abuse. Negative thought patterns and relationship issues can also contribute to mental health issues.  Early intervention or awareness is key and can be the difference between short term issues or more serious longer-term problems.

 

Our Lifeskills therapists will individually discuss with managers and supervisors some of the issues that may present and provide tools to help manage the situation.

 

Our Mental Health training Workshop helps managers and supervisors to engage and communicate with their colleagues in a non-threatening way.  We provide them with tools and techniques on how to direct their staff or colleagues to seek professional advice. The most important aspect of these tools is to not disempower or make the person who is suffering from a mental health issue feel uncomfortably or self-conscious but to show managers how to be in control in a responsible way.

 

 

The most important aspect of Lifeskills Centre Mental Health Awareness Training is the ability to recognise the degree of a person’s deterioration, the presenting signs and how to deal with them. In some cases, someone suffering from serious mental health issues may need evacuation from site. Once again, our facilitator will sit with managers and supervisors and in detail show them how to address the situation in an assertive and responsible manner whilst still maintaining control. We provide your managers and supervisors with detailed Crisis Management Scale and assessment tools in order to make an accurate assessment of a particular situation and the procedures to follow in order to achieve the best result not only for the employee but your company.

 

Let’s look at Mental Health from an Occupational Health and Safety point of view, the first question we ask when an incident occurs is: “Why did this happen?, Could it have been prevented with proper training and early intervention? Were there signs that we missed?” In Psychology it is called the Law of Cause and Effect. The effect is what happened now today, the cause is where did it start from. What is the underlying reason behind the effect. Mental Health works in the same way. Why is this person presenting like this? what happened? where did it start and what is the responsibility of the manager or supervisor?

 

 

“Are Lifeskills Australia staff trained and accredited in Crisis training”

 

Yes we are.  Lifeskills Australia counsellors, social workers and psychologists have undertaken a unique training course developed and facilitated by the former head of the Trauma Department of Notre Dame University and head psychologist for the Police force.  We are proudly the ONLY EAP provider to have this specialized training.

 

Lifeskills Australia understands the pressures and responsibilities mental health can place on a manager or supervisor.  As such we have a crisis hotline that is open 24/7 365 days of the year specifically for providing support to your managers and supervisors

 

As Mental Health Awareness training is a specialised area with many variables please feel free to call our office to discuss your company requirements or if you have any questions regarding training and courses.

 

We can tailor courses and programs to suit any industry or location Australia wide.

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