"Mental health training is a must for all workplaces and Rural Alive and Well offer a personable and caring approach to what can be distressing and confronting content. Their thoughtful approach to delivery does not take away from the stark reality of mental health issues, and the course content, materials and delivery has resonated within the seafood industry. I highly recommend formal mental health training within every workplace or industry, and Rural Alive and Well provide fantastic courses, fantastic delivery and fantastic outcomes."
Julian Harrington CEO – Tasmanian Seafood Industry Council
Did you know?
1 in 5 workers will experience mental health challenges every year
With any business there is a lot at stake. Your dreams, your resources, brand and finances.
The greatest impact on these things, is your people and their mental health.
The impact mental health challenges have on a business can change the trajectory towards either success or failure. They affect not only the workplace environment, but spread into the home, and community.
Our team wants to help you transform your workplace into a community of resilient, supportive and prepared workers.
Individuals spend more time at work on average than their own homes, so the investment you make into training your people is critical.
That's why we want to help you not only change your own work place, but also impact your local community by building healthy and resilient workplace communities
RAW Workplace is a social enterprise initiative of Rural Alive & Well. All profits through our training program support and furthers the work we do in rural and remote areas of Tasmania
We know workplaces are all individual and unique. If you don't see a program that suits your workforce, please touch base with Darren Clark to see how we can tailor something to your workplace.
Our highly skilled and inspirational trainers work state-wide, with years of experience in mental health and suicide prevention in both industry and community sectors.
John Clark is our Senior RAW Workplace trainer, and a former chemical engineer with over ten years’ experience working in mental health and suicide prevention. He is a certified trainer with Mental Health First Aid Australia, is a Beyond Blue public speaker, and has a Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work. As someone who has experienced first-hand the effect of workplace burnout, depression and anxiety, John brings his lived experience, coupled with his strong industry background, to be uniquely placed to support businesses who understand that employee wellbeing plays a major role in productivity, employee satisfaction and retention.
Darren Clark has recently joined our team as the RAW Workplace training manager. RAW Workplace (formally Wise Minds) is the the social enterprise corporate training arm of Rural Alive and Well.Darren has previously held the Chief of Staff role for a Federal Member, CEO of Police and Community Youth Clubs in Tasmania and an Industrial Relations Officer for the Australian Manufacturing Union. As a country boy from the East Coast he has been involved in many local sport teams and enjoys the relationships built from team sports. Darren has trained locally and internationally for many years and has lived experience with mental health, he is now sharing his lived experience with everyone who is keen to find some answers.
p.s ... John and Darren aren't brothers, despite the misleading last namesBe our trainers!
What our clients have said about us
''It's a great course - comprehensive but not overwhelming. It's made me feel a lot more confident in my knowledge of mental health and also how to approach and assist someone facing difficulties with their mental health.''
''Instructor was brilliant as he allowed questions throughout but managed to get the conversation back on track with the course. Was very engaging and made it very easy to understand the information.''
''The instructor was a fantastic presenter, especially in keeping us engaged. I especially liked how he was open to our group bringing up real life examples as this helped me gain a deeper understanding of the MHFA course material. He was fun and allowed a good laugh, but he was also disciplined enough to keep us on track.''Sign me up!