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Training for businesses

Mental health issues can have serious negative impacts on businesses, including reduced productivity, absenteeism and high staff turnover. Almost one quarter of the workforce suffer from mild depression that leads to absenteeism of 50 hours per person per year.3

Research has shown that businesses that implement effective mental health strategies will more than double their investment, receiving an average return of $2.30 for every $1 investedthrough:

  • improved productivity
  • lower staff turnover
  • a happier workplace
  • fewer complaints and conflicts.

The program can be offered in your workplace as a one-day workshop or as individual two-hour modules made up of the following:

Module 1: Recognition of Mental Health Issues

  • What is mental health?
  • Depression
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Cost of mental health issues in the workplace
  • Creating a mentally healthy workplace
  • What can you do to keep yourself mentally well?
  • What can you do to help others?

Module 2: Communication Skills

  • Verbal communication
  • Listening
  • How to be a good listener
  • Use of non-verbal communication
  • Assertiveness

Module 3: Resilience and Stress Management

  • Resilience
  • Stress
  • Automatic negative thoughts
  • Developing Resilience
  • Mindfulness

Find out more

Want to register yourself or your business for “Mental Health and Resilience in the Workplace” training? Contact Wesley LifeForce to find out more.

Call 1800 100 024 or email



1 Beyondblue (Organisation) PricewaterhouseCoopers (Australia), 2014. Creating a mentally healthy workplace: return on  investment analysis.

3 McTernan, W.P., Dollard, M.F., and LaMontagne, A.D. (2013) ‘Depression in the workplace: An economic cost analysis of depression-related productivity loss attributable to job strain and bullying’, in Work and Stress 27:4, pp321-338.

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