Mental health training for your team? It’s good for everyone

March 20, 2024
Black Dog Institute Mental Health

Investing in mental health training for your health professional team is good for staff and good for patients and clients – but what should health care organisations look for when choosing a training provider?

It’s been described as ‘the great health challenge of our time’ ¹ — mental ill health now impacts 1 in 8 people globally ², including 22 per cent of Australians ³.

For health care organisations, these figures will likely come as no surprise. What may be surprising, however, is the potential solution: far from being the sole domain of psychiatrists and psychologists, mental health is now a sector-wide challenge that all health professionals will encounter at some point in their careers.

It’s vital, then, that health workers across all disciplines, particularly those who provide primary care, are equipped with the skills and confidence to recognise and respond to people experiencing mental health challenges.

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