Mental Health First Aid Training
TrackSAFE ran Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training for TasRail last month, with 25 employees taking part in the in-house training. The course focused on teaching best practice mental health strategies and participants were given the opportunity to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence to provide help to a person struggling with a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. Some feedback from participants:
- “This course has really opened my eyes to detecting symptoms and signs that may be exhibited by my colleagues when they may not be feeling 100%. I look forward to sharing the findings with my team in Burnie.” - Michael French - Manager Regional Operations TasRail.
- "The MHFA training is invaluable - not just for workplaces but also for our home lives. The learnings and discussions really help to break down the stigmas and barriers of mental health and to highlight the realities and facts surrounding mental illness and substance abuse," Alice Vujanovic - GM People & Culture TasRail.
TrackSAFE ran an open MHFA training in Sydney in mid-March, allowing different rail organisations to come together and undertake training. Participants were from Sydney Trains, Transdev New Zealand, ARTC, Thales, UGL, Alstom, the RTBU, Downer Infrastructure and NSWTrainLink.
Upcoming courses will be held in Melbourne and Brisbane. Please get in touch to find out more details: CONTACT: Sara Ross firstname.lastname@example.org