Training for Workplaces

Mentally Healthy Leaders

Why mental health should matter to you


Australians aged 16-85 experience mental ill-health in their lifetime

adults experience mental ill-health in any one year

direct financial cost to Australian businesses each year

cost to the Australian economy each year

Creating a mentally healthy workplace has many benefits for both employers and employees. Any half-decent workplace should support individual mental health, as it can reduce absenteeism, increased employee engagement, and overall group productivity.

Promoting good mental health in the workplace has never been more important than it is right now.

Research by BeyondBlue and TNS Social Research has shown:

  • 91% of workers say it’s important to work in a mentally healthy workplace
  • BUT only 52% agreed that their workplace fits that description
  • 21% of employees indicated that they’d taken time off in the past 12 months due to stress, anxiety, depression, or feeling mentally unwell

Those who consider their workplaces to be mentally healthy are four times less likely to take time off work for mental health conditions, compared to their counterparts in mentally unhealthy workplaces.

How we can help your workplace’s mental health

Staff Presentations

Joel Clapham shares his personal mental health story, as well as his top tips for good mental health and wellbeing for individuals and best practice workplace components within organisations.

Delivered in 30/60/90 minute versions.

Mental Health First Aid training

Accredited training that equips leaders and all staff with skills, confidence and a framework to assist and support someone who is either struggling or in crisis.

Re-Stump program

Our four-module, four-week group coaching program to help people press ‘reset’ on their physical and mental health knowledge and skills.

How we can help your Leaders & Managers

Engaging leaders in mental health

This 60 minute presentation outlines the hard facts of mental ill-health and business, and shows how we can help.

Normalising Conversations

We work with you to identify already-existing opportunities to embed conversations about the ups and downs of business – and life – to normalise this reflection and openness organisation-wide.

Coaching for Leaders

A senior executive at 31, who burned out and had a mental breakdown at 34, Joel Clapham has experienced the ups and downs of life as a leader.

He coaches leaders and executives on work and life pressures, delegation, balance, mental health foundations and those who just need a friendly and supportive ear.


VFMC have been very proud to partner with Hearten Up to train and certify more than 20 mental health first aiders across our organisation.

Personally, I valued the opportunity to participate and get a new understanding for contemporary triage of mental health injuries.

The training manages a serious topic thoughtfully and the learning environment is supportive and inclusive.

I feel very pleased that so many of our team are accredited to enable them to support colleagues and friends should there be times of crisis in or outside of work.

It is a powerful capability uplift that will enable all of us to better support ourselves and others post pandemic.

I thoroughly recommend investing your time to build your own skills to manage life and sponsor others in your organisation to complete this incredibly valuable accreditation.

Johanna Neilson

Head of People, Victorian Funds Management Corporation

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