Leading into the “Quiet time” whilst we all feel the relief of work backing off, it can also encourage other pressures that affect our Mental Health, with one in five Australians each year will experience a mental illness. This has been noticed as a major issue in the pest control industry and AEPMA wants you to know you are not alone.
Beyond Blue is a national organisation that provides information and support to help all Australians achieve their best mental health. Their website provides a wealth of information for how to help others as well as how to access help for yourself. Beyond Blue also provide support via phone, chat, email or online forums, as well as a number of resources that can be downloaded or purchased. The beyond blue website or phone service is an ideal first port of call for support and advice.
Heads Up is all about giving individuals and businesses the tools to create mentally healthy workplaces. Healthy workplaces promote mental health and wellbeing. They are positive and productive and get the best out of everyone in the workplace. Businesses that care about good mental health and wellbeing attract and keep top talent because they’re great places to work. The facts are clear: as well as benefiting employees, a mentally healthy workplace is also better for your bottom line. The heads up website provides a wide range of resources, information and advice for individuals and organisations – all of which are designed to offer simple, practical and, importantly, achievable guidance.
24 Hour Telephone Crisis Line – 13 11 14
Lifeline is also a National charity that provides support to those that are experiencing personal crisis, with 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.
Mental Health First Aid Australia
Having mental health first aid (MHFA) skills means that you can assist someone developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis and make a real difference to your community. Mental Health First Aid is an evidence-based training course which gives employers and employees the skills and confidence to have supportive conversations with co-workers and help guide them to professional help if needed. It has been shown to increase knowledge, confidence and helping behaviours, and reduce stigma.
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