Free mental health skills training for Newcastle businesses

TOUGH TALK: The Black Dog Institute is offering free training to businesses.
TOUGH TALK: The Black Dog Institute is offering free training to businesses.

The Black Dog Institute is offering free workplace mental health skills training to eligible business owners and workers in Newcastle.

With data showing that one in six Australian workers experience poor mental health, the institute has teamed up with the NSW Government to help build better workplaces by providing the free training.

Clinicians and expert workplace mental health facilitators from Black Dog Institute will travel to the business to deliver a two-hour training session.

The training will teach participants how to improve resilience and wellbeing at work, understand how mental ill-health can affect the workplace, have difficult conversations and what other support is available.

The institute will also hold public workshops, which are open to anyone wanting to improve their understanding of mental health.

To see if you or your business is eligible for a free private workshop or to register for a public workshop go to mentalhealthatwork.nsw.gov.au/mhst.