Page 5574 - Week 14 - Thursday, 30 November 2017

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Note that the training programs which ACT Health offers are primarily for ACT Health staff and not for other directorates (who may offer their own programs to their staff utilising for example the Shared Services Training Calendar and its panel of providers). All programs are coordinated through the MyHealth staff health and wellbeing program:

a. Mental Health Toolbox Talks (an initiative of Beyond Blue), Self Care and Resilience workshops are delivered by Organisational Development, a specialist team within People and Culture, ACT Health.

b. ACT Health utilises the following private sector organisations to provide programs:

Accidental Counsellor delivered by CORE Solutions, Lifeline;

Adapting to Change delivered by Optum EAP;

Awareness and Links Enable Resilient Teams delivered by OzHelp Foundation;

Compassion Fatigue, delivered by Lisa Oxman, University of Canberra.

Conversations for Life, delivered by OzHelp Foundation;

How to beat fatigue delivered by Optum EAP;

Managing Psychological Illness in the Workplace, delivered by Dr Peter Cotton;

Pillars of Resilience delivered by Optum Employee Assistance Program (EAP);

Resilience in the Workplace delivered by CORE Solutions, Lifeline;

Work Life Balance delivered by OzHelp Foundation.

*There may be other providers in the ACT, so the above is not an exhaustive list.


a. The Organisational Development Unit within ACT Health has a range of responsibilities and delivers training on leadership and management, respect at work, performance feedback, crucial conversations as well as staff health and wellbeing. Specific mental health first aid training is offered in the form of Mental Health Toolbox Talks (MHTT) and Self Care and Resilience Workshops.

b. The MHTT is a 2 hour face to face workshop. The program is aimed at managers, team leaders and supervisors to help equip them with the skills and confidence to encourage conversations about mental health in the workplace, reduce workplace stigma and support staff at risk. Managers and team leaders can then deliver three, five-minute toolbox talks to their staff about:

Anxiety and depression;

The relationship between the workplace and mental health;

Taking action to support someone at work.

The Self Care and Resilience workshop is a 1 hour face to face session. The program is aimed at all staff to:

Discuss strategies to support their physical and mental wellbeing;

Identify four domains of self care and activities associated with each;

Identify tools to increase self-awareness;

Develop a personalised self-care plan.

c. The number varies and is dependent on demand.

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