CBH Mental Wellness Program
The CBH Black Dog Mental Wellness Program has been designed to improve mental health understanding, enhance wellbeing and reduce the incidence and impact of mental health issues in grain growing regions of Western Australia.
- Mental health toolkit
- Health professional workshops
- Farm owner and farm business worker workshops
- High school and youth education workshops
- Stories of lived experience
The state of mental health in Australia
Mental health is a concerning issue, with suicide now killing twice the number of men aged between 15 and 44 than road accidents each year.
The incidence rate is even greater for men in regional and remote areas, who are 1.3 to 2.6 times more likely to end their life by suicide than their urban counterparts.
The CBH Group values safety, sustainability, health and wellness and acknowledges the need for its grain growing communities to have greater access to services that help address these issues.
When surveyed earlier this year:
- 43% of grower’s surveyed believed mental health required the highest support from the CBH Group Community Investment Program
- 38% said mental health is considered a secondary area for fund distribution.
The CBH Mental Wellness Program
The CBH Group has partnered with the Black Dog Institute to deliver the integrated program over three years across the Australian grain growing region. This program will support the delivery of additional mental health wellbeing tools to the region and build upon the programs already in place.
The CBH Black Dog Mental Wellness program will:
- provide health professionals in these regions with confidence, resources and skills to better diagnose, treat and manage depressed and suicidal patients
- offer network building opportunities to health professionals
- develop a multi-disciplinary approach to treating mentally unwell patients
- raise public awareness about mental illness, suicide and ways to build resilience
- empower individuals to be responsible for their own mental health and building their capacity to look out for the wellbeing of others.
CBH online mental health toolkit - managing anxiety and depression.
An online resource outlining strategies and resources to assist Australian workers in remote rural and remote regions of Western Australia with the management and support of mental illness in their community, home or workplace. With thanks to CBH Group.
The mental health of your workers is important for a productive and safe work environment.
Providing your mates or workers with an asset like our mental health toolkit supports their individual wellbeing and the overall wellbeing of your farm or place of work.
The CBH online mental health toolkit is an evidence-based resource developed through the Black Dog Institute's research and funded by CBH group. It is a practical guide for Australian workers to assist in the understanding of common mental health issues in the workplace, community or home and provides strategies and resources to support those who may be experiencing a mental health condition.
The free toolkit can be downloaded as an interactive pdf and includes:
- A complete overview of what mental health means
- Detailed information on stress, depression and anxiety
- Best practice advice on seeking help and tips on supporting others
- Information on wellbeing and staying well
- Links to helpful videos, websites, online tools and local WA services
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The Depression Dilemmas program is available to GPs, psychologists, social workers, counsellors, mental health nurses and all mental health professionals in the grain growing regions.
The full day workshop tackles areas of treating mood disorders that clinicians can find particularly demanding, and explores strategies to tackle depression in the context of alcohol use disorder, late life depression and depression that is failing to remit despite seemingly adequate treatment.
The CBH Black Dog Mental Wellness program will deliver free two hour information sessions on mental wellness for farm owners and farm business employees across grain growing regions in Western Australia.
A trained psychologist will help farm owners learn crucial life skills to:
- identify workers who may be experiencing a mental health issue
- support them during difficult times
- make the farm a safer place to work for everyone.
For more information about upcoming sessions or to book a workshop for your community, please email the Education team by clicking here
One in four young people experience a mental illness, with depression and anxiety being the most common forms in young people. Unfortunately, 65% of young people do not seek professional support for mental illness.
The program also aims to educate young people in grain growing regions through the delivery of Black Dog Institute’s Talking about mental illness – a young person’s insights seminars.
Delivered by a presenter with a lived experience of mental illness, this 30 minute presentation aims to increase mental health literacy, reduce stigma and promote help-seeking for young people.
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Breaking down stigma and positive help seeking for mental health is helped along when others are able to share their own experiences.
Below you will find stories about different members of the CBH group as they discuss their own journeys with mental health.