The department of Industry, Innovation and Science drives growth and job creation for a more prosperous Australia by facilitating economic transformation and boosting business competitiveness. They also support the building of a strong scientific capability, business innovation and the commercialisation of new ideas as critical requirements for productivity and economic growth. Their people are all over Australia as well as having representatives overseas.
Mental Health First Aid is part of the broader Work Well program which supports inclusion and wellbeing at the Department. There are Mental Health First Aid skilled workers in all offices across Australia. They have found Mental Health First Aid has encouraged peer to peer support, facilitated the reduction of barriers and promoted the sharing of wellbeing responsibility among all staff. “I would not have been able to respond to a PTSD incident without the learnings from mental health first aid.” – Senior Manager “A highly valuable course, I feel more confident in understanding the barriers experienced when managing a mental health condition and work/life demands.” – Staff Member"