Workplace Recognition Program
Our Workplace Recognition Program recognises and celebrates organisations for their commitment to embedding Mental Health First Aid in their organisational culture.
The Mental Health First Aid Workplace Recognition Program celebrates organisations across Australia that invest in developing mental health first aid skills in their people.
This program encourages organisations – both big and small and across all industries – to strive for a long-term commitment to positive change in mental health literacy and action.
The more Mental Health First Aiders and Officers there are, the better equipped workplaces will be to recognise, respond to and support individuals experiencing mental health problems.
The Mental Health First Aid Workplace Recognition Program helps provide a framework for creating a supportive workplace environment, where staff feel encouraged and supported to talk openly about mental health. The benefits from participating, include:
For your commitment to employee well-being and creating a mentally healthy workplace
Creating a mentally healthy and supportive work environment
Increased supports for staff experiencing mental health problems
More than 200 Australia organisations have been recognised as part of the Workplace Recognition Program for their commitment to meaningful change through Mental Health First Aid training.
Download our flyer for more information about the Workplace Recognition Program – the requirements, criteria and recognition.
Download the Implementation Guide for tips and information on best practice for implementing MHFA training in your workplace.
Learn more about our Workplace Recognition Program:
Any Australian-based workplace or worksite – including multi-site organisations and individual workplace departments – with a minimum of five full time equivalent (FTE) staff can apply. Workplaces are assessed based on:
- the percentage of staff trained
- the successful implementation of ‘actions’ in the workplace to support mental health first aid.
Refer to our Workplace Recognition Program flyer to learn more about the requirements, criteria and actions required for each recognition tier.
You can apply at any time, but applications are assessed and recognised at the beginning of each quarter as follows:
- Q1: Applications received between September to November: Recognition from 1 January
- Q2: Applications received between December to February: Recognition from 1 April
- Q3: Applications received between March to May: Recognition from 1 July
- Q4: Applications received between June to August: Recognition from 1 October
Begin your journey by submitting an application to become a Recognised Workplace.
Contact us for support
Our Workplace Engagement Team is here to support organisations at every stage of their Mental Health First Aid journey. Contact us or book a meeting with our team to discuss your needs.