MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID COURSES THAT WORK WITH ORGANISATIONS
AND COMMUNITIES THROUGH CULTURE AND CONNECTION

Empower, Educate and Support with
Mental Health First Aid Responders

Support your organisation or community with our accredited Mental
Health First Aid and Aboriginal Mental Health First Aid courses.

Acknowledgement of
country

BlackBirds Culture acknowledges and pays respect to the past and present Traditional Custodians and elders of this nation and to the continuation of cultural, spiritual and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

MAURI ORA KI TE RANGI, MAURI ORA KI TE WHENUA, MAURI ORA KI NGĀ HAU E WHĀ!

Sometimes You See It; Sometimes You Don’t...

The real cost of mental health problems in the workplace.

There’s no doubt about it; mental health problems impact workforce productivity. The fact that only 22% of full-time workers with signs of common mental illnesses receive treatment is enough to make anyone stop and consider, just how many people are battling with something that you don’t know about?

Whether you’re the one who is suffering, the one who is trying to support, or the one who is managing the individual – navigating mental health issues can be tricky. What starts as one person needing help can quickly escalate, as feelings of concern, anxiety and distress bubble to the surface for all involved. And it’s made more challenging by the lack of mental health education that surrounds it.

$10.9 billion

…that’s how much is
estimated that untreated
mental health conditions
cost Australian
employers every year*.

$4.7 billion

in absenteeism

$1.6 billion

in Presenteeism

146 million

in compensation claims

People Matter And Investing in The Mental Health Of Employee And Community
Well-Being is Crucial To Happier, Engaged and Productive Individuals And Groups.

Every $1 invested in workplace mental health training, returns average of $2.30 in improved employee productivity.

Your People, Organisaton and Your Community

Employers and community leaders can play an active role in helping to minimise the cost of mental health illnesses. By training staff on recognising and understanding common mental health problems, little issues can be spotted well before they turn into bigger ones.

When people know who to turn to, or know how to
communicate with someone who might be experiencing a problem, those feelings of concern, anxiety or distress can be alleviated, and productive and effective workplaces can be restored.

Your People, Organisaton and Your Community

Employers and community leaders can play an active role in helping to minimise the cost of mental health illnesses. By training staff on recognising and understanding common mental health problems, little issues can be spotted well before they turn into bigger ones.

When people know who to turn to, or know how to
communicate with someone who might be experiencing a problem, those feelings of concern, anxiety or distress can be alleviated, and productive and effective workplaces can be restored.

This is where BlackBirds Culture can help. Our mental health first aid and wellness courses empower, educate and support your employee’s mental and emotional health and well-being.

Our evidence-based courses are developed using consensus of people with lived experience of mental health problems and mental health professionals and researchers.

We’re flexible in our course and workshop delivery methods and can tailor our programs to suit your organisation’s needs.

What we are & what we do

BlackBirds Culture is an Aboriginal and Māori Social Enterprise That Leads and Facilitates Culturally Appropriate Mental Health First Aid, Self-Care, and Life Coaching Training and Workshops.

Based in Perth, W.A., we deliver our programs nationally and internationally, travelling throughout Australia and Aotearoa (New Zealand).

We offer Aboriginal, Youth and Standard Mental Health First Aid accreditation that is valid for three years. Our courses are beneficial not just to the individual but also to workplaces, organisations, and the broader community as they support productivity, resilience and well-being.

Founded and directed by Danielle Cameron, a Yuibera woman from Yuwi Country of the Birragubba Nation, and Chrystall Cooper, is from Hawkes Bay, N.Z. and is a descendant of the Tūwharetoa and Maniapoto tribes, we stand firm in the love of our cultures. We leverage our deep connections to them when developing and delivering our programs throughout our countries.

Our Accredited Mental Health First Aid Courses and Wellness Workshops

Organisations We've Helped

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Course Benefits

Have accredited Mental Health First Aid Responders in your workplace or community that become the “go-to” for those who need help, advice or support

Increase employee workplace productivity and capacity

More engaged and connected community members

Help to prevent the little issues from becoming bigger ones – prevention is better than cure

Create an open and welcoming environment where people feel comfortable to discuss their mental health

Complement your Employee Assistance Programs (E.A.P.) and show your commitment to mental health and your people

The Difference Our Courses Make

Contact Us

Find out more about our Mental Health First Aid Responder courses for your workplace. We offer flexible packages to suit your needs.

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BlackBird Culture acknowledges the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia, their diversity, histories and continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay respect to all Australia Indigenous people and their cultures and to Elders of past, present and future generations.

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BlackBird Culture is committed to embracing diversity and eliminating all forms of discrimination through education. BlackBird Culture welcomes all people and is respectful of individual identities.

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