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While beyondblue’s primary focus is on the needs of people affected by depressionanxiety and suicide, they also believe that a better understanding of what you mean by mental health and how to achieve it will help everyone in Australia reach their full potential. This will also contribute to the prevention of mental health conditions, and support people who have experienced these conditions to get as well as they can and lead full and contributing lives.

Having social connections, good personal relationships and being part of a community are vital to maintaining good mental health and contribute to people’s recovery, should they become unwell.


If you feel that you or a member of family or team may be affected by depression or anxiety remember they are treatable conditions and effective treatments are available. The earlier you seek support, the better.

Mental Health First Aid TRAINING

Mental health is one of the most important issues facing Australian businesses today. Affecting 1 in 5 Australian employees, mental health conditions cost Australian businesses $10.9 billion dollars each year through absenteeism, reduced work performance, increased turnover rates and workers’ compensation claims.
With that in mind, it’s clear that now is the time to invest in Mental Health First Aid training – because a mentally healthy workplace is good for business.



TAFE NSW employs over 25 accredited Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) instructors. MHFA courses provide the skills to make a real meaningful impact in people’s lives, teaching participants how to help people who are developing a mental health problem or experiencing a crisis. Not only will undertaking Mental Health First Aid training help your employees, according to research carried out by PwC, for every $1 your business invests in alleviating mental health issues, it will receive average returns of $2.30 in improved productivity.

Aboriginal Services

The civil construction industry greatly encourages more Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander people to enter the industry and provides specialist support.


As the peak body in NSW representing employers in the civil construction and maintenance industry, the Civil Contractors Federation of NSW (CCF NSW) is proud to partner with the NSW Government under an Industry Based Agreement (IBA) for Aboriginal Employment and Enterprise Development.

CCF NSW  have a number of resourses on their website


The NSW Department of Education is committed to improving the vocational outcomes and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people so that they excel and achieve in every aspect of their education and training.

In line with this policy, Training Services NSW has created the Aboriginal Services unit to manage a number of programs.

Disability Employment

Jobseekers with disability may have a number of different needs to get ready for work. DES providers work with each DES participant to meet their individual needs.

DES Services

DES providers meet with DES participants regularly to ensure they get the support they need. The first contact will be face-to-face, to discuss the participant’s needs and plan support from the provider. Other contacts can be face-to-face, video conference or by phone

Preparing for work (Employment Assistance)

Providers can help a participant get ready for work with resumes, interview skills, career advice, refer to training, work experience and can make direct contact with employers about suitable jobs. Providers can also help participants to manage the affects of their disability and may refer to interventions such as psychological or pain management counselling and referral to physiotherapy.

Providers can help participants and employers access the Employment Assistance Fund to help with necessary workplace modifications if needed to do the job, offer wage subsidies to employers as a financial incentive, and arrange other support like relocation assistance if needed.