In today’s society, we’ve worked hard to normalize mental health struggles and setbacks — with many workplaces, schools and teams adopting the belief that leaders and peers should frequently check on others, encouraging them to ask, “How are you doing?“
Which is a great start. But what happens next?
What do you do when a coworker, teammate or peer responds with an answer that signals they might be struggling?
For most of us, we don’t know the answer. We may even freeze or flee from the situation entirely — leaving the other person more guarded and less likely to seek the help they need.
In this training course, you’re not only going to learn the best way to approach fellow coworkers, employees, peers and athletes…
But also what steps and actions you can take when you sense they may be struggling and in need of Mental Fitness support.
Decide if you’ll complete the certification as an individual or group. If you're selecting a group, we can help you with internal communications to help engagement.
Select the training timeblock that works best for your - or your team’s - schedule. Don’t see a time that works for your team? Contact us to arrange private training courses for your organization.
Confirm your selection. Will you start with one of the courses, or will you become a Certified Mental Fitness Champion and complete all three?
That's it! Now we'll help get your staff and management team on board by positioning your training goals and communicating “what’s in it for them” with provided materials.
For mental health advocates, team managers and human resource leaders who want to take a more proactive and preventative approach to building Mental Fitness awareness, skills and resources across their organization.
For teachers, principals and counselors who want to train and prepare their staff with the tools they need to manage the inevitable Mental Fitness challenges and setbacks of daily life while inspiring lifelong positive habits and healthy coping skills.
For coaches, captains, trainers and club leaders who want to break the stigma surrounding mental health and better support the health and highest performance of their team-mates, colleagues and support staff – both on and off the field.
For individuals who want to learn how to better identify, address and support the Mental Fitness of their friends, families, coworkers and peers whilst equipping themselves with the tools and resources they need to support their own optimal Mental Fitness.
I thought I would share one piece of feedback that made it all worthwhile – “Attended the first session, and it was a great intro! Very difficult to find balance on a topic like mental health in a group (particularly of colleagues), and you did an excellent job at making that accessible.”
Kiane O’Farrell, HR Business Partner, Accent Group Limited
The course was fantastic and so very inspiring. The quality and relevance of the course content was excellent. The presentation of the course was amazing, honest and very user friendly. Overall, the course was very practical and important for my role.
Brenda Duggan, Educator
We recently partnered with Hadleigh for an initiative created to support employees affected by COVID-19. It was a course on how to strengthen Mental Fitness and optimism during this uncertain period we are facing. The feedback from the session was positive, and we look forward to holding more sessions in the future.
Lexi Woodward, Senior Executive, Omnicomm Media Group, Dubai
Completing Mental Fitness First Aid takes 4 hours. This is usually completed in 2 x 2-hour sessions spaced roughly one week apart.
Becoming a Certified Mental Fitness Champion includes 12 hours of live face-to-face group discussion and learning. This training is divided into three 4-hour courses, with each course divided into two 2-hour sessions generally run one week apart.
Individuals who complete all three courses are eligible to become Certified Mental Fitness Champions.
While each individual course consists of practical and relevant knowledge and skills, completing one course only does not lead to certification.
Complete all three courses to become a Certified Mental Fitness Champion. Mental Fitness Champions are certified by Mental Fitness Hub to become proactive workplace Mental Fitness leaders. Participants who complete all three courses will receive both a physical and digital Mental Fitness Champion Certification.
For individuals, completing Mental Fitness First Aid costs $299AUD (including GST). For organizations, costs vary depending on your group size. Please contact us for a custom quote.
The Certified Mental Fitness Champions program includes 12 hours of face-to-face training with two expert Mental Fitness trainers, ongoing exclusive access to the Mental Fitness Online Resource Library, and, of course, your very own Certified Mental Fitness Champion certificate.
Our online training is conducted in small groups of up to 20 people which is the ideal learning environment for deep discussion, experience sharing, and engagement.
Although we’re highly trained Mental Fitness experts, our sessions are not therapy or coaching. We are scientists, researchers, and educators. What we’ve done is take the confusing world of workplace mental health research and integrate the science and practice of Mental Fitness to create practical and reliable tools and resources to help you and your workplace.
Our public course times are listed on our Book A Course page, and we are always adding more to the schedule. If you don’t see a timeslot that works for you, contact us so we can find something that does.
Private sessions are also available upon request for workplaces and larger groups, so simply send us an email and we’ll find a day and time that works for you.
We offer courses in two formats.
Our open courses are open to the public, which we run at set times each month. These courses are ideal if you are an individual or small group looking to participate in our courses, become a Mental Fitness Champion, or try out our training before rolling it out at your workplace. You can sign up on our Book A Course page.
Our private courses are for larger groups and organizations who might want a specific date and time for training or customized content. These courses are not open to the public and will only have selected participants enrolled. You can either sign up using our Book a Course page or you can contact us to discuss further details.
No! Most of our participants prefer to take Mental Fitness First Aid, followed by Mental Fitness Circuit, followed by Mental Fitness Teams to become a Certified Mental Fitness Champion. However, these three courses can be taken in any order so feel free to choose courses based on convenience and availability.
Individuals who sign up for multiple places for one of our courses (such as with friends, family, or workmates) may be eligible for a discount. We offer automatic discounts in our online booking process when you enrol 3, 5, or 10 people in an open course.
Organizations who would like to have employees complete our training are able to receive discounts depending on how many people sign up, how many courses or certificates you run, and other services you may engage Mental Fitness Hub for.
If you would like to discuss registering for a course through a payment plan or pay by invoice, please reach out to us.
Just Contact Us to let us know how many people you’d like to have trained and certified.
That’s great! Our training has a few key differences which we’d love to share with you.
First, our training is more focused on everyday life challenges and supporting people with common everyday mental health challenges rather than focusing mainly on uncommon crisis situations.
Secondly, our training is designed for the 21st-century environment. We can’t always physically be with the person we are providing support to. That’s why we focus on the ins and outs of what it means to have important mental health conversations over Whatsapp, text, email, social media or video-call.
Thirdly, our training focuses more on recovery and practical support than other training programs. Often, it’s simply not practical or advisable to simply say: “see your doctor” and leave people to fend for themselves in an expensive and overburdened sick-care system.
Our Mental Fitness First Aid Course is an excellent proactive refresher to people with existing training, or makes an ideal base level of knowledge before tackling our other courses such as Mental Fitness Circuit and Mental Fitness Teams.
If you’re someone who wants to take action on mental health at home or at work, but aren’t sure how, then this course is for you.
If you’re someone who wants to be more proactive rather than reactive about mental health, then this course is for you.
If you’re looking for ways to inspire people with practical tools to support mental health and wellbeing, without stigma, this course is for you.
Mental Fitness Hub online mental health training is ideal for workplaces, schools and community groups that want to do more to support employee mental health, and to take action in a more proactive and preventative way.
Our online training is enjoyed by team leaders, line managers, supervisors, new starters, teachers and principals, sports club coaches and support staff, as well as individuals who simply want to be more knowledgeable about mental health, and equipped with the skills to make a difference.
Anyone who cares about good mental health and wellbeing can become a Certified Mental Fitness Champion.
Absolutely. One of the things we wanted to improve was the support and reference tools for Champions when they face difficult or uncertain situations. All Certified Mental Fitness Champions as well as participants in individual courses will have ongoing access to the online Mental Fitness Resource Library.
First, there is our online Mental Fitness Resource Library with articles, worksheets, videos and case studies of how to approach various situations.
Secondly, there is our online community, where our team and experienced Mental Fitness Champions provide support and coaching through difficult situations.
Finally, we are building a range of digital services, apps and other ways to support people as they support others, support themselves, and support their teams.
Whilst completing one of our three training courses individually gives you relevant and practical knowledge and skills, becoming a Certified Mental Fitness Champion requires completing all three courses.
You can complete one course and do the remaining two later, as long as you complete the remaining courses within one year of completing your first course.
For individuals, you can register for one of our open public courses easily through our online booking system and choose the time slot that fits your schedule. To register, click here.
For groups and organizations, you have the option to register for one of our open public courses by registering all participants during the booking process, or feel free to contact us and book a private session at a time and date that works for you.
Once you have completed the three courses and associated course requirements, you will be issued your Certified Mental Fitness Champion Certificate and have the right to use the Certified Mental Fitness Champion Badge in all digital communications.
Yes – within reason.
Although not ideal that you won’t be completing your course with the same cohort of people, we can accommodate you in alternative courses if you contact us.
Great question. This is the paradigm shift in workplace mental health awareness that makes Mental Fitness so inspiring and valuable. While it’s likely that a number of employees are potentially struggling in silence, it’s also important to engage people to understand mental health when they don’t feel like it’s a problem.
In fact, the best time to work on your fitness is when you’re feeling good, so you can build and protect your psychological and emotional resources for the future.
Absolutely not! You will not be learning the “power of positive thinking,” how to “manifest your dreams” or “balance your chakras.” Everything we do at Mental Fitness Hub is evidence-based, meaning that we only use credible scientific research to support our courses. You will never find self-help content or unproven “good ideas” here. We are a team of scientists, and we only recommend things that have been shown to work through rigorous academic research.
All Mental Fitness Hub trainers are experienced Mental Fitness presenters, psychologists, trainers and coaches with a solid understanding of mental health and Mental Fitness. In fact, many of our trainers have formal qualifications in psychology, mental health and Mental Fitness. Every trainer is required to complete our Mental Fitness Hub Trainer Program where we evaluate their knowledge and presentation skills to ensure that they meet our rigorous standards.
Congratulations! You’ll be leading the way for real and lasting mental health change.
Discover how to proactively support others in a fast-paced hybrid world.
Apply the skills of Mental Fitness to invest in your own mental health.
Inspire your team to become proactive and comfortable with mental health.