Workplace Mental Health

Workplace Mental Health

Managing Mental Health and Legal Responsibilities in the Workplace


Workplace Mental Health training  is suitable for HR and OHS professionals (including workcover, injury management and rehabilitation specialists) Managers, Business Owners and employees in leadership positions, looking to broaden their knowledge and skills regarding mental health and legal compliance and responsibilities in the workplace.


Across all workplaces, an average of one in five employees will experience mental health problems during their working life. This can have a significant impact on the culture, working environment, and productivity of the workplace.

Creating a mentally healthy workplace is as important for organisations as promoting a physically healthy workplace. Organisational Managers and Leaders play a critical role in driving policies and practices that promote mental health. Ultimately, workplace health is a leadership issue and change must start at the top.

Managers and Leaders have the ability to positively influence workplace culture, management practices and the experience of employees, whilst meeting all legal responsibilities.

Learning basic mental health literacy skills and understanding legal requirements and responsibilities in various jurisdictions can greatly improve management and staff confidence and the overall work environment.

This course is delivered by expert facilitators, delivering an innovative and interactive educational workshop. Facilitators have 25+ year’s experience in their respective fields (Mental Health and HR / Employment Law / OHS & WC) and have both practical and theoretical experience.


  • Understanding organisational responsibilities in the OHS, WorkCover, employment law and Anti Discrimination areas with regard to mental health in the workplace
  • Dealing with performance management issues
  • Learning about signs, symptoms and treatment of
    various mental health problems such as anxiety and depression. Identifying problems with Mental Health and Substance misuse and learn to understand why people use drugs
  • How to approach and support people who have, or may have mental health issues in the workplace, and where to go for help.
  • Information about local services that can help with mental health and alcohol and other drug problems.
  • Understanding the impact within Gippsland / Latrobe Valley with statistics specific to the region
  • What should be included in your policies.


This session is interactive, informative and engaging.

Course format is inclusive of:

  • Facilitator led discussion
  • Case law review of recent decisions within various jurisdictions
  • Case studies
  • Workgroup activities


For further information, and a quote for corporate inhouse training contact:   0417 383 045     0407 862 927

This session can be complemented by the following:

  • Mental Health First Aid
  • ASIST Training
  • Working with the suicidal person
  • Working with unhappy customers