You will receive an electronic Certificate of Recognition.
You will also receive a digital badge, that can be used on your email signature or website.
Your company logo will be featured on the MHFA Australia Skilled Workplaces Page.
Your company will be recognised in the MHFA Australia Annual Report and may appear across a range of our public communication channels.
The MHFA Skilled Workplace program attracts workplaces from varying industries and sizes. Current recognised workplaces include John Holland, Twinings and Co, West Australia Police, Capital Chemists, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Downer Mining, many schools, Shire Councils and more!
Participating in the MHFA Skilled Workplace Program is a clear demonstration of your commitment to building a mentally healthy workplace, both to your staff and your external stakeholders.
The electronic badge you receive can be used to celebrate and promote your achievement broadly.
Workplaces report that being recognised as an MHFA Skilled Workplace has contributed to staff valuing the role and skills of Mental Health First Aiders and helped them to embed the MHFA program in their workplace.
How to apply
Workplaces can apply online anytime throughout the year. Recognition lasts for two years, after which time workplaces will need to reapply through the same process.
Once applications are received, MHFA Australia will assess the application and provide a response within two weeks.
There is no cost to apply.
Skilled workplace planning tool
We have created this tool to help you create a tailored plan for implementing Mental Health First Aid in your workplace.
Monitor your progress towards recognition as a Gold, Silver or Bronze MHFA Skilled Workplace with planning templates for each level of recognition.
We have supported many organisations to implement Mental Health First Aid training, from small retail shops to large construction and mining groups, hospitals, schools, government agencies and everything in between.
Download the Implementation guide below and if you have any questions, please get in touch. We are here to help.
The department is committed to providing a mentally healthy workplace for its workers, and to providing excellent service to the Australian public. Being a MHFA Skilled Workplace provides confidence to our workers and the public that the department is utilising an Australian developed, internationally recognised and evidence based model to meet these aims.
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Becoming an MHFA Skilled Workplace has been an essential part of our “Wellbeing for All” initiative. Our Silver Status Certificate makes visible to all who come in contact with our service that we take a holistic approach to health.
Albert Park School
We are so proud to have received Gold MHFA Skilled Workplace recognition. It’s been a very positive experience to have Mental Health First Aid brought into the RAA workplace. The training has ‘de-mystified’ mental health problems in the workplace, and created more open workplace relationships where it is OK to talk about mental health problems, knowing that we are all there to support each other.
Royal Automobile Association of South Australia