Mental Health Awareness Month

Three STREAT staff smiling and wearing Mental Health First Aid pin badges

Did you know the STREATwise team is accredited to offer Mental Health First Aid training in your workplace?

During October, Australia’s National Mental Health Month, STREAT is helping to shine a light on the importance of advocating for and raising awareness on mental health. And what better people to advocate for this than our wonderful youth programs team who are trained in Mental Health First Aid.

Our new team, STREATwise, offers accredited Mental Health First Aid course training to organisations and workplaces. The two-day course provides participants with the skills to recognise the signs and symptoms of a mental health crisis and reply appropriately.

The MHFA training course can be delivered at our beautiful flagship site in Collingwood, with catering from our delicious STREAT cafe. The course accommodates 15 participants and once the final exam has been passed, accreditation is valid for three years. So if you’re interested in upskilling your staff on a topic that can save lives,  you can find out more details and enquire about booking by emailing our team.

“This was a great, informative course that has given me the skills to help others who might be experiencing mental health problems or are in crisis mode.” 

– Recent participant

Further learning & development

STREATwise is our knowledge and innovation arm, and we also offer a range of learning and development workshops and e-learns on inclusive workplace and ways to support others with their mental health. These workshops and e-learns look to support staff and employers in creating and maintaining a supportive, safe environment to positively contribute to individuals’ mental health.

These include Gender & Sexual Diversity, which talks directly to how employers and managers can support LGBTQIA+ individuals to feel safe and accepted, which in turn helps to lower the risk of mental health disorders. Other topics, such as Trauma Informed Practice, explain what trauma is, how it can affect individuals and how to create inclusive workplaces. Contact our team or find out more information.

If you’re looking for something a bit more bite-sized, check out our free wellbeing worksheets – short, sweet and practical guides to the Five Ways to Wellbeing. Developed during Melbourne’s long lockdown, they’re perfect for the whole family, and are available in a number of languages.

More from STREATWise

STREATwise is our new small team dedicated to superpowering people to take daily action and help people, places and planet thrive. The STREATwise team are involved in helping others build and strengthen their own social enterprises (through tools and learning and development products), building larger collaborations (particularly networks and precincts), and helping innovators and organisations design and build evidence-based, people-focused programs and projects.