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Managing for team wellbeing

Join the 5,300 leaders trained so far. Of those surveyed, 85% said they now feel confident to manage mental health issues in the workplace and, after three months, 70% said their management of mental health in the workplace had improved.

In partnership with Black Dog Institute, we are providing free mental health training to managers and people leaders across NSW.

With nearly one in six Australian workers experiencing mental ill-health at any given time, it’s likely some of your team members are struggling with stress, anxiety, or depression right now.

Managers and people leaders play a pivotal role in fostering the wellbeing of teams through the behaviours you model, and your ability to observe and act when you notice team members having a difficult time. You can also play a key role in successfully integrating team members back into work after a period of sickness-related absence.

Leading mental health research organisation Black Dog Institute is providing mental health training for managers and people leaders to help you develop effective wellbeing leadership practices and manage your personal mental health at work.

This training is designed for anyone who leads people:

  • Managers
  • Supervisors
  • People leaders
  • Executive leaders

This training provides knowledge and skills 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
  • Understand your role and legal responsibilities as an employer
  • Support team members at work and assist in their return to work after a sickness absence

The two training options are:

1. Online interactive workshop

  • Length: 3 hours
  • Format: Zoom meeting

This training is delivered live by a clinical psychologist and incorporates various interactive tools for engagement including polls, breakout rooms, and a whiteboard. You will be given the opportunity to ask specific questions on any issues you are facing. The training can be organised at a time and date to suit your workplace with up to 25 participants, or you can attend a public workshop.

2. Self-paced online training

  • Length: 60 minutes
  • Format: Four-part online module

The compacted mental health program can be accessed through a unique login portal any time and can be completed at a time and pace that suits you.

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 less than 200 employees, and not-for-profit organisations of any size.