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Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid Guidelines

Mental health problems are common in the workplace and the symptoms can affect performance, e.g. due to problems with concentration, memory, decision-making and motivation. While some people with mental health problems manage their symptoms without impact on their work performance, others may require short-term or ongoing workplace supports. Most people with mental health problems who receive treatment respond with improved work performance. Investing time and support to retain an experienced and skilled employee with a mental health problem is usually more cost-effective than recruiting and training a new person.

Download the 'Providing Mental Health First Aid to a Co-Worker - Mental Health First Aid Guidelines' pdf

Providing mental health first aid to a co-worker information courtesy of Mental Health First Aid Australia, Melbourne: Mental Health First Aid Australia; 2016.