Managing Mental Health

At your workplace or community group

Brief summary of program purpose

Approximately one million adults in Australia live with depression and more than two million have anxiety. A healthy workplace or community group prioritises, promotes and enhances the wellbeing of their workforce or members, ensuring they feel valued and cared for.

A mentally healthy workplace or community group can result in benefits such as improved morale, productivity, engagement, retention and a reduction in unplanned sick leave. It can also improve your business's bottom line. The impacts of COVID-19, has made it more important than ever to address the challenges that your workforce or members may face during these challenging times and support them to not just cope, but to thrive.

Managing Mental Health aims to provide evidence based, practical tools and techniques to assist leaders to create a safe space for your workforce or members to better understand the symptoms of mental health and how to recognise and respond to others experiencing mental health concerns.

Topics include:

  • Understanding how mental health impacts your workforce or members
  • The role of leaders in creating a mentally healthy workplace or group
  • Implications of COVID-19 on mental health
  • Trauma-informed practice
  • Incorporating an intersectional approach
  • The mental health continuum
  • Window of tolerance
  • Circles of concern and influence

What you will learn:

  • How to recognise and respond to workers or members experiencing mental health concerns
  • Understanding the signs to watch for
  • The importance of leadership and culture in creating a mentally healthy workplace
  • Techniques to create a mentally healthy, robust and resilient workplace
  • Different approaches to support workers or members, including active listening and viewing behaviour through a trauma-informed lens
  • Factors that influence ‘happiness’

Best suited to:

This program has been designed for managers, team leaders, community group leaders and those responsible for the health and well-being of others.

Training is delivered by qualified, experienced facilitators who will support you to learn how to work effectively and safely with fathers.


This training can be delivered in a way that best suits the needs of your team or group. For example it can be delivered as one four hour program or two two hour sessions.

Future dates to be scheduled. Please contact us if you wish to make a group booking for this training.


Whilst COVID-19 social distancing restrictions are in place this training is being delivered online using a secure, internet based platform.

When restrictions are removed, the training can be delivered at your premises, at either one of our centres in Sandringham or Frankston or at an alternative location.


Cost is dependent upon the size and needs of the group. Please call us to discuss your training needs.

To ensure a positive experience for all, the maximum group size is fifteen.

Acceptance into this program is subject to minimum enrolment numbers being achieved and/or maximum numbers being reached. Heartlinks reserves the right to discontinue service should the facilitator deem a participant to be better suited to an alternative form of support.

Want more information?

For more information email or call (03) 8599 5488

If you represent a group that would like to receive this training, please contact us.