This AIM WA/Lifeline WA course provides knowledge and practical skills for your frontline supervisors to respond appropriately to employees experiencing a mental health problem or illness.
Who Will Benefit
Any supervisor or frontline manager with direct reports or others responsible for responding to the needs of staff.
- Define a mentally healthy workplace and its characteristics
- Be aware of formal rights and responsibilities of employers
- Identify psychosocial hazards and apply a risk management process
- Consider stigma as a barrier to getting help and strategies to reduce its impact
- Plan for and initiate a conversation with an employee you're concerned about
- Improve active listening skills and practice appropriate responses
- Explore return to work plans and reasonable adjustments
- Increase knowledge or support services and how they can help.
Participants should be able to:
- Recognise what a mentally healthy workplace looks like
- Understand the formal rights and responsibilities of employers
- Apply a risk management process after identifying psychosocial hazards
- Design strategies to reduce the impact of stigma as a barrier to getting help
- Plan and initiate conversations with employees you're concerned about
- Actively listen to employees and respond appropriately
- Understand how to implement a return to work plan
- Contact appropriate support services with an understanding of how they can help.