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Wed, 03 Jul


Building Safer Communities

Mental Health Awareness Workshop

The Mental Health Awareness Workshop provides a comprehensive overview of mental health, including types of mental illnesses, workplace risk factors, and prevention strategies. The workshop fosters a safe environment for discussions, ensuring that attendees leave with valuable knowledge and tools.

Mental Health Awareness Workshop
Mental Health Awareness Workshop

Time & Location

03 Jul 2024, 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Building Safer Communities , 5 Puckey Avenue, Kaitaia 0410, New Zealand


About the event

The Mental Health Awareness Workshop is a transformative learning experience designed to equip participants with essential knowledge and skills related to mental health and well-being. This workshop delves into the complexities of mental health, offering insights into various mental illnesses, risk factors, and prevention strategies, both in the workplace and personal life. Participants will also gain an understanding of the legal obligations for employers and employees, as well as the role of Worksafe NZ in promoting mental health within organisations.

By attending this workshop, participants can expect to achieve the following outcomes:

  • Enhanced Awareness: Gain a deep understanding of what mental health truly means, breaking down stigmas and misconceptions surrounding the topic.
  • Legal Clarity: Grasp the legal requirements for employers (PCBU) and employee rights pertaining to mental health in the workplace.
  • Workplace Competence: Acquire practical strategies for managing and preventing mental health issues within professional settings, making participants valuable assets in creating healthier work environments.
  • Crisis Response Skills: Learn the ALGEE approach for identifying and assisting individuals experiencing mental health crises, providing a sense of confidence and responsibility in offering support.
  • The Five Ways to Well-being: Embrace the "Connect, Be Active, Take Notice, Keep Learning, and Give" framework, which can be applied to enhance one's own mental well-being and that of others.
  • Mental Health First Aid Toolkit: Gain access to a toolkit filled with valuable resources and information for reference and practical use.
  • Safe and Supportive Environment: Experience a non-judgmental and empathetic atmosphere that encourages open discussions, ensuring that participants feel heard and understood.
  • Improved Well-being: Apply learned concepts to one's personal life, leading to improved mental well-being and resilience.
  • Long-lasting Impact: Leave the workshop with not only knowledge but also a sense of purpose to promote mental health awareness within the workplace and beyond.

This event is a unique opportunity for participants to become advocates for mental health, equipped with the tools and insights needed to make a positive impact on their own lives and those of their colleagues and communities.

Please note: The mental health workshop can have an emotional effect on learners, especially when they relate to certain topics, and learners might even be triggered due to a recent or past traumatic experience.


  • Mental Health Awareness

    Ticket includes a light morning tea




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