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Archive for August 2015

Is there a mental health first aid officer at your workplace?

With one in five working Australians experiencing a mental health problem in any given year, it’s likely one of your worker’s productivity is being disrupted by poor mental health.

However, given mental illnesses often develop slowly and that we spend so much of our time at work, the workplace is a place where the signs and symptoms of a developing mental health problem can often be first noticed.

Most workplaces have a first aider officer, it’s time the same is done for mental health.

Mental Health First Aid Australia is excited to have now launched an eLearning MHFA Course for White Collar Workplaces as an alternative to our 12-hour Standard MHFA Course. This eLearning Course is for workplaces who find it difficult to release their staff for 12 hours of training. A Blended learning option (eLearning plus half-day face-to-face training) is due to be launched in just a few weeks time.

Check out workplace.mhfa.com.au

 

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Men and Mental Health

An estimated, 1 in every 8 men will deal with depression and 1 in every 5 men will experience anxiety at some stage of their lives.

The statistics say that Women are more likely to suffer with depression and anxiety in their lives, however this may just be because Men are less likely to openly discuss their issues particularly things like depression, anxiety and stress.

Suicide deaths in Australia are estimated at 2,200 every year with  80% of all suicides by men. Suicide is the leading cause of death for men under the age of 44, with 1,726 deaths by self harm in 2011.

It’s important to remember that depression and anxiety are illnesses, not weaknesses, and effective treatments are available.

Take action against Depression and anxiety – discover how you can find help;

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Men and Mental Wellbeing