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Resources for Apprentices / Trainees

Supporting You on Your Journey

Congratulations on your decision to take the next step on your career journey by taking up an apprenticeship/traineeship. As leading providers of Australian Apprenticeships Support Network services in Australia, we care about the safety of apprentices, trainees and their fellow employees.

Just like physical illness, mental illness can have a significant impact on employee safety. We also understand that balancing work and life can be challenging, and that sometimes you may need some additional support. Which is why we’ve brought together a range of tools to help you make sure you’re good to go.

App

Snapshot

While one in five Australians will experience a mental illness at some point in their lives, very few will seek professional help for their problems. In response to this, Black Dog Institute have used their expertise to create Snapshot, a mobile app that lets you discreetly monitor and manage your depression or anxiety. By assessing your general happiness, mood and anxiety, as well as work stress, sleep, social support and alcohol intake, this app provides general feedback and options for online and offline help-seeking services in Australia.

If you are experiencing depression or anxiety, or are concerned about your mental health, you can use Snapshot to measure, monitor and manage factors that may influence your mental wellbeing.

Download the Snapshot app from GooglePlay or iTunes.

Toolkit

Workplace Mental Health Toolkit

For the Construction Industry and companies that service the construction industry.

Everyone has a role to play in promoting good mental health in the workplace. Do you know how to recognise the signs of depression or anxiety in yourself or others? This PDF toolkit, which has been developed by the Black Dog Institute, can help you to understand the common mental health issues in the workplace. It also provides strategies for talking about mental health issues and resources to support those who may be experiencing a mental health condition

The services outlined in this flyer have been designed specifically for people working in the construction industry.

Click here to download the toolkit.

Online Support

myCompass Self-Help Program

myCompass also allows you to track your thoughts, feelings and behaviours, and provides graphical feedback to help you recognise unhelpful patterns and possible triggers. This program delivers proven psychological techniques used by doctors and psychologists such as cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT).

This comprehensive online resource is targeted at individuals who are currently experiencing depression, anxiety or stress. For those who have not previously utilised therapy, myCompass can be a useful introduction to this type of treatment, or an alternative for people averse to face-to-face treatment.

Click here to register for myCompass.

Helpline

24/7 MATES in Construction Helpline

For the Construction Industry and companies that service the construction industry.

If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts or are in need of immediate support for a mental health issue, you can call the helpline.

FOR IMMEDIATE HELP AND SUPPORT FOR YOURSELF, A FAMILY MEMBER OR A COLLEAGUE WHO IS DOING IT TOUGH

Contact MIC’s 24/7 help & referral line at 1300 642 111

The Apprenticeship Community

Mentoring Service

All apprentices and trainees registered with The Apprenticeship Community have access to their own personal mentor.

To contact a mentor:

Fill in our contact form below or email: info@apprenticeshipcommunity.com.au

 

Important Facts about Mental Health
& the Workplace

Important Facts about Mental Health and the Workplace

Mental illness
is now the leading cause of sickness absence and long-term work incapacity in Australia.

One in six
working-age Australians are currently experiencing mental illness, most commonly depression and anxiety.

Mental health conditions
like depression and anxiety, are costing Australian businesses between $11 and $12 billion dollars each year through:

  • Staff being absent from work (sick days)
  • Reduced work performance and productivity (presenteeism – at work but not working well)
  • Increased staff turnover rates and associated recruitment and training costs
  • Compensation claims.
If you, or someone you know, is in need of immediate support, we encourage you
to take advantage of the following resources…
24/7 MATES in Construction Helpline – Building and Construction Industry

For immediate help and support for yourself, a family member or a colleague who is doing it tough.

Contact MIC’s 24/7
help & referral line 1300 642 111
Lifeline

If you are thinking about suicide or experiencing a personal crisis help is available.

No one needs to face their problems alone.  

Call Lifeline 24/7 on 13 11 14​

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