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 one of the leading providers of Australian Apprenticeships Support Network services in WA, 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.

Who is it for?
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.

How do I access it?
Download the Snapshot app from GooglePlay or iTunes.

Who is it for?
This PDF toolkit is a great reference tool for apprentices/trainees (and managers) who want to learn about mental health in the workplace.

How do I access it?
Click here to download the toolkit.

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).

Who is it for?
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.

How do I access it?
Click here to register for myCompass.

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

How do I access it?
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

What is it?
Sometimes issues both in and outside the workplace can create stress which may reduce an apprentice or trainee’s ability to function efficiently in their role. Our mentors are there to help the apprentice or trainee to overcome these challenges, giving them the best possible opportunity to complete their training. It’s like having your very own life coach!

Who is it for?
All apprentices and trainees registered with The Apprenticeship Community have access to their own personal mentor.

How do I access it?
To contact a mentor..

Email: info@apprenticeshipcommunity.com.au
Phone: 08 6165 3362
Visit: www.apprenticeshipcommunity.com.au/mentor

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