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Not for Profits Offered Workplace Mental Health Training


Monday, 27th April 2015 at 11:02 am
Xavier Smerdon, Journalist
Australian Not for Profits are being offered heavily-subsidised mental health workplace training sessions by beyondblue.

Monday, 27th April 2015
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Xavier Smerdon, Journalist


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Not for Profits Offered Workplace Mental Health Training
Monday, 27th April 2015 at 11:02 am

Australian Not for Profits are being offered heavily-subsidised mental health workplace training sessions by beyondblue.

The Not for Profit said that the goal of initiative was to improve the mental health of the Australian workforce.

The offer, which expires on June 30, is open to all Australian small and medium businesses with up to 199 employees and all Not for Profit organisations.

The subsidy means that, for $300, organisations can have mental health professionals attend their workplace to train an unlimited number of staff about depression and anxiety, the impact of these conditions and how to support colleagues who may be struggling.

The subsidy is provided by the Commonwealth Department of Health and courses range in length from half an hour to four hours.

beyondblue’s National Workplace Program offers organisations five different training sessions, ranging from courses designed specifically for managers and HR professionals, to one designed for executives that offers training on leadership strategies to address mental health in the workplace.

beyondblue CEO Georgie Harman said educating employees about mental health conditions and how to respond to them could make workplaces more mentally healthy and bring a range of other benefits.

“This is because healthy employees take fewer sick days, file fewer compensation claims and are more productive at work than employees who are unwell,” Harman said.

“Therefore, investing in mental health is a win-win for both employees and employers, and workplace mental health training is one of the easiest things an employer can implement to improve mental health in the workplace.

“I would urge all eligible Australian organisations to take advantage of this offer and help create a healthier, more productive and more profitable Australian workforce.”

For more information call 1300 134 644 or email mentalwellbeing@davcorp.com.au

To learn more about depression and anxiety in the workplace, call beyondblue on 03 9810 6100 or visit www.headsup.org.au


Xavier Smerdon  |  Journalist  |  @XavierSmerdon

Xavier Smerdon is a journalist specialising in the Not for Profit sector. He writes breaking and investigative news articles.


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