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Free mental health program to support apprentices

The Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, EML Group and Apprenticeship Support Australia are offering free half-day training sessions to support the mental health of apprentices. The courses are aimed at business owners, senior managers, HR and OHS professionals, return to work coordinators and people managers in businesses of any size that employ apprentices.

Apprentices are known to be particularly vulnerable to experiencing poor mental health. Recent studies have highlighted that the building and construction industry experiences much higher rates of suicide when compared to the general population.

According to the The Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry website, “Australian mental health data tells us that young workers are at greater risk of experiencing poor mental health than the general population, which can have a direct impact on the workplace in the form of absenteeism, poor performance and turnover.”

The training will cover workplace obligations under privacy, disability discrimination, workplace relations and safety laws; and show attendees how to build a mentally healthy workplace.

There are three session times available:

Tuesday, October 5 – Register
Tuesday, November 9 – Register
Thursday, December 9 – Register

More information is also available here.

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