Training

Mental Health is About All of Us

At Ermha we are passionate about building communities and workplaces that embrace the importance of mental health. With over 30 years’ experience in the mental health field, Ermha has selected training courses that meet the highest standards. Experienced Ermha trainers use best-practice, evidence-based materials to deliver training that participants can use to respond effectively when someone is experiencing mental health problems.

Creating a Mentally Healthy Workplace or Community

Our strategy
Ermha’s Mental Health and Suicide Prevention framework has been designed to provide a holistic approach to training in order to build a mentally healthy and safe workplace or community. The training modules we deliver are recognised as best practice across the world. Ermha have developed its framework and training strategy to ensure the continual reinforcement of key messages in order to promote a positive, connected and accountable workplace or community culture.

Why is this strategy needed now?
Mental health problems are common:

  • 45 percent of Australians between the ages of 16 and 85 experience a mental health condition at some point in their lifetime
  • In any 12 month period, 20 percent of Australians will experience a mental health condition.1

The impact of mental health conditions is measured as the total cost of absenteeism, presenteeism and compensation claims estimated in one year across all industries. This is estimated to be approximately $10.9 billion per year3. This comprises $4.7 billion in absenteeism, $6.1 billion in presenteeism and $145.9 million in compensation claims.2

Our training and support
Participants in our workshops gain real skills that are applied in their workplace and community, which has been proven to positively promote the mental health and wellbeing of individuals as well as the broader group, workplace or community.

The benefits

  • Increased knowledge and awareness in relation to mental health and suicide
  • Increased capacity within the workforce to meet the growing needs and concerns of staff and mental health problems
  • Ability to assess and respond more efficiently and effectively to mental health concerns
  • Increased acceptance to discuss previously taboo topics such as suicide, depression and mental health
  • A stronger and more resilient workforce that creates a supportive workplace environment.
  • Increased confidence to help someone with a mental illness.
  • Reduction in unhelpful stigmatising attitudes that may prevent help seeking.
  • The workshops
    Ermha offers an integrated approach and series of workshops that enables staff and leaders in the workplace and community to respond to mental health concerns which will result in a more resilient and supportive workplace and community environment.

    Find out more about our workshops…

    To contact us…
    You can call the training team on 03 9706 7388.
    Or email: training@ermha.org

    One of our friendly staff would love to meet with you to determine how we can tailor a training package for your workplace and/or community.

    References
    1. Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2007, National Survey of Health and Wellbeing: Summary of Results. (Document 4362.0). Canberra: ABS; 2008 Down here
    2. Andrews G, Hall W, Teesson M, and Henderson S. (1999). The Mental Health of Australians. Mental Health Branch, Commonwealth Department of Health and Aged Care.
    3. Heads Up Return on investment Analysis 2014

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