Mental Health

Why is this important?

Every morning, one in every six working-aged persons will enter their workplace and begin their day managing a diagnosed mental illness. A further one in six will be suffering from symptoms associated with ill mental health.

Australian businesses are losing $10.9 billion each year to mental health-related issues. Over the past year, 21 per cent of Australians have taken time off work due to feeling stressed, anxious, depressed or mentally unhealthy.

Suicide is the leading cause of death in Australia among 15-44 year olds. This represents a large part of someone’s working life.

How can businesses improve

  • Focus on the importance of having a healthy leadership culture
  • Reduce the stigma surrounding mental health
  • Address three primary areas: prevention, promotion and intervention
  • Implement evidence-based mental wellbeing solutions

How we help our customers make a difference

When you contact HSE Global, we won’t just offer you a quick fix. We will take the time to understand your organisation and your people, and ask you questions that go deeper than just “What is it that you want?”.

At HSE Global, we will ask “What is genuinely important for you? What is it that you want to improve? And why now?”. We call this an Environmental Scan, and it gets to the heart of what is going to produce genuine, longstanding investments in your workplace mental health.

What our recently Accredited Mental Health First Aiders say…

Mental Health 

The mental health of employees underpins every single outcome in an organisation. If we invest first in the mental health and wellbeing of the individual, they will optimize the system, tools, equipment, infrastructure to give us the best outcome. 

The evidence is clear: as well as benefiting employees, a mentally healthy workplace is also better for your bottom line. Investing in Mental Health at work results in the following benefits

• Increased productivity
• Improved employee engagement within the team and with customers
• Reduced absenteeism, presentism, and workers compensation claims
• Reduced workplace accidents and injuries
• Improved employee satisfaction and low turnover rate

• ROI ranging from $1.52 to $10.77, depending on industry



Mental Health First Aid Accreditation Course

More and more workplaces are realising the impact of mental health problems at work on their people and productivity. Encouraging early help- seeking is one way to promote a mentally healthy workplace. This is where Mental Health First Aid can help.
Mental health first aid is an evidence-based training course which gives your employees the skills and confidence to have supportive conversations with their co-workers and help guide them to professional help if needed. It has been shown to increase knowledge, confidence and helping behaviours, and reduce stigma.

MHFA Accredited Instructor

MHFA Delivery Options

The Standard MHFA program is a 12-hour course that provide participants with a 3-year accreditation as a Mental Health First Aider. This course can be delivered in a variety of formats to best suit your organisations needs.

  • Face to Face – 2 Day onsite face to face delivery
  • Face to Face Blended – Completion of a 5-7 hour self-paced eLearning component followed by a half day face to face session
  • Online Blended – Completion of a 5-7 hour self-paced eLearning component followed by 2 virtual, facilitator led, 2.5 hour sessions.

Specialised and Blended MHFA courses

Our dynamic and experienced HSE facilitators are accredited in a variety of versions of the MHFA programs including

  • MHFA for the Community (12 hours)
  • MHFA for the Workplace (12 hours)
  • Youth Mental Health First Aid (14 hours)
  • MHFA for Financial Services Professionals (12 hours)
  • MHFA for Legal Professionals (12 hours)
  • MHFA for Pharmacy professional (12 hours)
  • MHFA for Tertiary Students (12 hours)
  • MHFA Refresher (4 hrs F2F, 5 hours virtual)
  • Conversations around Suicide (4 hours)
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Specialised blended MHFA courses
Specialised blended MHFA courses

Our Global MHFA courses

HSE Global offers delivery of MHFA Australia, MHFA Aotearoa New Zealand and MHFA United States standardised courses. All international courses have been modified according to cultural sensitives with relevant national data and are facilitated by local instructors.

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Mental Fitness™

In today’s world, the concept of physical fitness is well known and accepted. Mental fitness is very similar to physical fitness, however less readily recognized and acknowledged. When we are mentally fit, we flourish and can meet the challenges of daily life. True mental fitness also requires daily investment, just like physical fitness. Mental fitness means more than just an absence of a mental illness; it is about going “from good, to great”.

Mental Fitness is a proactive, positive concept that encourages people to invest in their mental health, the way they invest in their physical health. The Mental Fitness programmes designed to help participants build skills and confidence in supporting employees and peers to be their best as well as cope with life’s challenges as they arise.

HSE Global can tailor the Mental Fitness program to your organisation’s specific needs and offers Mental Fitness for individuals, leaders, teams and organisations.

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Mental Health in Practice

HSE Global has designed Mental Health in Practice (MHIP) as an interactive session to reinforce and practise mental health interactions in a safe, relevant, and consistent way specific to your organisation. MHIP is a 12-month program focused on embedding knowledge, enhancing skills, and optimising mental health interactions.
The sessions use relevant situations provided by your organisation, combined with practical role-playing and coaching, to ensure individuals are equipped and confident in the skills needed to hold effective mental health interactions.

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CARE Conversations

For organisations requiring a shorter training session and/or more tailored mental health awareness solution, HSE Global has developed our bespoke CARE Conversations. The CARE conversation framework provides a simple, yet effective structure for anyone who would like to improve their mental health skills and knowledge without taking on a formal support role such as a MHFA officer. This interactive short course includes workshop exercises, group discussions, a video demonstration and informative content can be tailored to your organisational needs and is run as a 4-hour session online or face to face.

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Bespoke Mental Health Sessions

In addition to our CARE Programme, HSE Global offers a range of shorter Mental Health Awareness programmes that range from one hour to one day in duration that cover

  • Introduction to Mental Health
  • Senior Leaders Programme
  • Dealing with Burnout
  • Understanding Psychological Safety and Risk in the Workplace
  • Wellness Webinars
  • Managing COVID
If you have specific training requirements in mind, contact us to discuss a bespoke session designed specifics to meet your need.
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Mental Health Coaching

HSE Global provides comprehensive and tailored Mental Health Coaching services. These can be offered to employees who have undertaken training such as Mental Health First Aid, and/or people leaders who want to continue to build their capability to coach and support others in the workplace.

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Mental Health Index (MHI™)

Developed by Global Safety Index®, the MHI is designed to measure how well an organisation performs against the 4 drivers and 7 dimensions of mental health literacy and positivity, and their ability to identify and appropriately support people in maintaining their mental fitness or addressing mental health issues. These data-driven insights support the allocation of resources to specific focus areas for improvement.

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Mental Health Index


Developed by Global Safety Index®, 1HSE is a daily check-in app that provides a real-time pulse of your organisation’s wellbeing and promotes both help-seeking and help-offering behaviours.

The App is designed to work as both a stand-alone tool to promote consistency, connection and conversation around mental health and wellbeing. 1HSE can be used as a stand-alone tool or integrated into a suite of other available products such as Mental Health Index and Mental Health and Wellbeing training.

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“I would recommend Mental Health First Aid not just for Managers but all people – this is a human issue. In Maori we have a proverb – we say the most important thing in the world is ‘He Tangata, He Tangata, He Tangata’ the people, the people, the people.”
– Karen, Bupa NZ

It’s time

to make a difference.

Take the first step in transforming your business safety culture and speak with one of our solutions experts today.