Black Dog training to improve mental health and wellbeing

As part of our commitment to supporting the health and wellbeing of our employees, we are proud to announce that Monash Health is collaborating with the Black Dog Institute to reduce the impact of mental health in our workplace.

All employees now have access to the best practice, evidence-based training program focused on you and your emotional needs via a combination of eLearning modules, podcasts and resources accessible via Latte.  The program will explore four overarching modules:

  • Prevalence: Understanding mental health holistically and in the workplace
  • Signs and Symptoms: Identifying warning signs and changes in behaviour
  • Our Teams: Disclosure and effective conversations around stress, mental health and wellbeing
  • Self Help: Self-care strategies and where to find help

 

The Black Dog Institute is an organisation that combines expertise in clinical management with innovative research to understand, prevent and treat mental health. Improving mental health knowledge and reducing the stigma around it are two proven effective strategies in promoting wellbeing, teaching help-seeking behaviours and ultimately, reducing the impact of mental health to individuals and organisations.

Earlier this year we communicated our updated Health and Safety Strategy – creating a clear, achievable plan to make Monash Health a safer place to work. Our collaboration with the Black Dog Institute is the latest initiative in this plan.

In addition to the training available to all employees, a number of face-to-face mental health training sessions will be available for managers to attend. This training has been developed to help managers advance their knowledge, skills and confidence to support their teams, promote wellbeing and prevent factors that impact mental health.

We ask for your commitment in helping us improve your wellbeing in our workplace and encourage you to put your emotional and mental health in mind and get online.

Search for “Black Dog” or “Wellbeing” in Latte.

For more information contact the OHS Advice Line 03 9594 6140 or safety@monashhealth.org



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