Frequently asked questions
Find answers to common questions about our workplace mental health programs: who should be trained, course duration, how the courses are delivered and more.
Everyone benefits from training around mental health and wellbeing. Individuals become more resilient to stresses at work and more broadly in their lives - they become more resistant to mental ill health and more likely to understand and seek help for themselves or others when impacted by anxiety or depression.
Teams are better equipped to function at a higher level when wellbeing is promoted by managers and supervisors who understand how to protect against and manage mental ill health when it arises.
Organisations that implement programs to help managers and employees can:
- reduce absenteeism and presenteeism;
- help employees return to work after periods of mental illness;
- reduce staff turnover and
- retain and attract talents by actively promoting wellbeing
All employees, and your business overall, will benefit from training around mental health and wellbeing.
We suggest a staged approach to health and wellbeing training including:
- initial consultation with human resources, learning and development or capability teams to introduce workshops surrounding organisational resilience and responding to protective and risk factors
- training managers/supervisors before team members to enable a grasp of mental health and wellbeing issues
- program rollout for all staff to increase mental health awareness and provide practical strategies to promote help-seeking and build resilience.
Generally face to face training lasts from 1.5 - 6 hours, with the average time being three hours.
As each business has different needs we work to customise our programs to suit your operational requirements.
Costs vary, again dependent on the needs of your business or organisation.
Our workplace program manager will discuss your needs and prepare a draft proposal and costing structure for your consideration.
For details, please contact Black Dog Institute Workplace Programs via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Yes. We deliver training through a network of skilled, experienced clinical workplace facilitators in capital cities and regional centres across Australia.
Our facilitators are skilled mental health clinicians and experienced workplace consultants. We carefully match the needs and objectives of our clients to the experience and expertise within our team.
The format of the program will varying according to the specific needs of your organisation or business.
Sessions are typically in interactive workshop format and can include facilitator presentation, plenary discussion, group work, video and case studies. We customise our materials and approach to ensure they fit your business context.
Our presenters will travel to your preferred location. We do request that training rooms are appropriate for numbers of attendees and audio-visual equipment is required.
Research shows that education and training in mental health and wellbeing can achieve positive outcomes for organisations, teams and individuals.
We provide training, backed by evidence, which:
- increases mental health and wellbeing awareness and reduces stigma, encouraging disclosure while facilitating early help-seeking
- promotes protective factors and reduces risk factors to increase organisational wellbeing and reduce incidence of mental ill health, particularly during periods of change
- provides managers with the skills to support teams and individuals to enable retention of people with needs surrounding their mental health, while helping those who have been absent to return to work
- enhances personal resilience in the workforce