Headsup has released a free training package for union delegates to help them recognise the signs and symptoms of a mental health condition and deliver information to workers about anxiety and depression and the workplace. The package also provides information about how the delegate can take action to support a worker.
There is a separate package for trade unions, professional services unions and service industry unions. Included in the package is an educator’s guide, a delegate’s handbook and a power point presentation. These can be downloaded from www.headsup.org.au/toolboxtalkunions. A resource pack is also available for training sessions and can be ordered from the Headsup website www.headsup.org.au
The package was piloted by the Forests Products Division of the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU)