Many people will experience mental health issues at some stage in their lives, including in the workplace. These people may need additional support at work during this time.
Participants will gain a greater understanding of how individuals are affected by common mental health disorders such as anxiety, depression, stress, mood disorders and suicide ideation. The workshop will also detail and discuss how workplaces can respond appropriately and assist people with these issues.
In this workshop, participants will learn about:
- common mental health issues and how they affect people
- indicators of mental ill-health
- how staff can support colleagues experiencing mental health issues
- how to appropriately refer colleagues or staff to access support services and assistance.
About the presenter
Stephanie Wilks is the Training Manager for Relationships Australia Victoria. Stephanie has qualifications in teaching, adult education, community services, alcohol and other drugs and mental health. She has over 12 years’ experience working in suicide prevention and postvention, homelessness, counselling, crisis and mental health. Stephanie has extensive experience in delivering training programs, including for a major social services agency across urban, regional and remote areas in Australia and for corporate social responsibility programs.