How to spot a workmate doing it tough

Everyone can have their bad days on the job. But sometimes there are other, deeper issues at play

Everyone can have their bad days on the job. But sometimes there are other, deeper issues at play

EACH year, approximately one-in-five people will experience a mental illness.

Workplaces can help by ensuring that people dealing with mental health issues are identified and linked with the care they need.

Working across NSW, Rural Adversity Mental Health coordinators provide Workplace (and Community) Support Skills Training courses, lasting 1.5 to 3 hours.

Coordinator for Mid North Coast Local Health District Darcy Budden said it was important for workers to be able to identify signs of mental health issues in their colleagues and know that help is available and how to find it.

“If your work colleague isn’t travelling well, we want you to notice. We want you to be able to provide a listening ear and some gentle guidance to support him or her in finding help and feeling better,” Mr Budden said.

To book a training course or to find out more, call 6363-8444.

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