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Free online mental health training for managers

Managers play a vital role in preventing poor mental health at work, supporting employees when they face challenges, and helping their team to be at their very best each day. Leading mental health research organisation, Black Dog Institute, has two training options designed for managers, leaders, and business owners to give you the knowledge and skills to confidently support your team’s wellbeing and create a mentally healthier workplace. During these challenging times, Black Dog Institute are currently only offering online training.

Manager Training Online Module

The 60 minute four-part online training module provides information on identifying warning signs of mental ill-health, techniques to improve wellbeing, and the skills to look out for your team.

The free program is available to complete at a time and pace to suit you.

Managing for Team Wellbeing Online Interactive Workshop

The evidence-based workshop has been developed by experts to give managers, leaders, and business owners the skills and knowledge to:

  • Understand the prevalence of mental ill-health and its impact
  • Recognise changes in behaviour and identify the warning signs of mental ill-health
  • Have effective conversations around stress, health, and wellbeing
  • Design healthier workspaces that promote wellbeing
  • Support team members at work and assist in their return to work after a sickness absence

The free workshop delivered by a clinical psychologist live via Zoom Meeting will incorporate various interactive tools for engagement including polls, breakout rooms, and whiteboard. Businesses will be given the opportunity to ask specific questions on any issues they are facing. The 3-hour workshop is available in flexible online delivery formats to suit you and your team.

The safety and wellbeing of our staff and community are our top priority and, as such, our face-to-face training workshops are currently on hold. We will notify you when these will be available.

The program provides information to

Build your mental health confidence and capability
Assess and manage your mental health workplace factors
Support your team
Enable flexible work
Design work and workspaces that promote wellbeing
Identify signs of mental ill health
Support recovery at work

Who can apply?

Any NSW private sector business with up to 199 employees.