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Mental Health Courses

Choose from our suite of courses that will help you learn skills and strategies to reduce risk and save lives

When Mental Health Impacts the Workplace, What Can You Do?

Reducing harm, risk and injury is our highest priority at St John. This applies just as much to our mental health as it does to physical health, which is why we've crafted a suite of essential courses that workplaces can use to develop skills to recognise and respond in a range of situations.

Choose from face to face, blended or self-paced courses to reduce risk and also improve productivity in the workplace.


Mental Health and Crisis Support     

Mental Health and Crisis Support (Face-to-face)
Mental Health and Crisis Support (Face-to-face)
Gain the essential skills and confidence to recognise and support people with a range of mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, suicide and addiction
RRP $255.00


Mental Health First Aid Australia Courses

Mental Health First Aid - Standard 2 Days
Mental Health First Aid - Standard 2 Days
Equips adults with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to recognise, understand and respond to a friend, family member, co-worker, or another adult, experiencing a mental health problem or mental health crisis
RRP $425.00

Mental Health Workshops

Mental Health and Wellbeing Essentials Workshop
Mental Health and Wellbeing Essentials Workshop
Delivered in a face to face workshop setting. Suitable for members of the general public interested in prevention skills and strategies. Students may or may not be employed or part of a workplace.
RRP $125.00


First Aid for the Mind eLearning
First Aid for the Mind eLearning
Designed by the trusted mental health trainers at St John Ambulance, get the skills and confidence to start the conversations that will make a difference.
RRP $49.00

In any one year, it is estimated that one in five Australian adults will experience a mental health condition. Despite considerable evidence that many mental health conditions are preventable, too many people in our community experience mental health conditions that affect their wellbeing and their ability to participate fully in everyday life. At some point in their life, approximately half of all Australians will experience a diagnosable mental illness (ABS 2018; AIHW 2018b).

Organisations also have a vital role to play in providing workplace environments that are mentally healthy. The workplace may contribute to the development or worsening of depression and anxiety conditions through factors such as organisational change, job strain, job dissatisfaction and traumatic events. On the other hand, for many employees, work may be a protective factor against the development of depression and anxiety conditions​. Employers who create a thriving workplace fostering mental health for employees can expect a positive return on their investment in the order of 2.3 times, in the form of improved productivity, reduced absenteeism and presenteeism, and lower compensation claims.

Mental Health and Crisis Support Training can equip individuals with insights and tools to support each other and to help embed resilience. 

The training is effective in helping participants:

  • Increase knowledge and awareness of mental health and wellbeing issues and behaviours
  • Improve the skills and confidence to deal with crisis
  • Seek help early & effective communication of mental health needs
  • Improve Inter-personal relationships
  • Reduce mental health stigma
  • Become aware of and utilise employee assistance programs (EAP) and other support services

Tailored Mental Health Training for Your Workplace

Our Mental Health Training is not a one size fits all solution. St John can tailor Mental Health training to suit your workplace and the issues important to you. This includes a range of accredited training and non accredited workshops aimed at individuals, employees in the workplace as well as for leaders and managers.

Get a quote for a tailored course that will meet the unique needs of your workplace

St John Ambulance provided tailored training to key members of Victorian business associations, trader groups and local government that supported the wellbeing of small business during the COVID-19 pandemic. St John Ambulance was very responsive, and received positive feedback from participants.
Tim Symons
Senior Manager, Business Resilience and Recovery, Small Business Victoria

167,900 people attended our courses in 2020

324 Accredited Trainers Australia Wide

4,000+ Mental Health Certificates Issued

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Keeping a Mentally Healthy Workplace

A place that we are seeing a large influx in mental health issues is within the workplace.

Find out more about how to provide a mentally healthy workplace for your staff.

12 Ways to keep your mental Health in check

For many people, the pandemic has contributed to increased levels of anxiety and stress.

Discover 12 tips to improve your wellbeing and maintain positive mental health.

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7 Ways To Be Better Prepared for a Mental Health Crisis

Investing in your employees’ mental health means you are also investing in the continuous success of your business. Learn more.