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Did you know? 

 1 in 5 workers will experience mental health challenges every year

RAW delivers accredited Mental Health Training which will change culture and improve productivity to your workplace when dealing with employees with mental health challenges.

To make this successful RAW Workplace Training will deliver training that assists employees, 

  • Gaining leadership support, building a positive brand and communicating the benefits
  • Developing knowledge in proactively creating positive mental health culture in workplaces
  • Developing skills to intervene as early as possible by engaging with and working alongside individuals effected by mental health conditions to achieve optimal outcomes
  • Role modeling responsible, ethical and professional behaviour
  • Championing proactive mental health, resilience and wellbeing activities


It is estimated that untreated mental health conditions cost Australian workplaces approximately $10.9 billion per year. 

There is increasing evidence that workplaces can play an important and active role in maintaining the mental health and well-being of their workers.


Every business has a legal and moral responsibility to provide a safe and fair workplace. 

Creating a mentally healthy workplace has many benefits for both employers and employees.

A well designed workplace should support individual mental health and lead to reduced absenteeism, increased employee engagement and improved productivity.

Well implemented mental health programs in the workplace can produce a $2 to 3 dollar return on investment for every dollar spent.

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. 


"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

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Who we are

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

John Clarke is a Mental Health First Aid Master Instructor who grew up on a family sheep and cattle farm in Victoria. He moved to Melbourne to complete university, which led him to work in the Pulp and Paper Industry, and in turn brought about a move to Tasmania. After the demise of the industry in the North West, John switched to the community services sector for eight years.  In this role John experienced a serious burnout and after some time recovering from depression and anxiety, commenced work with Anglicare as a Family Mental Health Outreach Worker supporting families who were affected by mental illness.

Today John works for Rural Alive and Well as a trainer in suicide prevention and mental health, is a volunteer speaker for beyondblue and Suicide Prevention Australia and is passionate about reducing stigma around mental illness, suicide and encouraging others to get help either for themselves, their families or their mates. John is equally passionate about his three children and wife of 25 years.

John holds a Cert IV in Mental Health Peer Work, trains peer support workers and was nominated in 2020 for a Life Award by the Mental Health Council Tasmania for his work in statewide suicide prevention at industrial sites such as Rio Tinto, and Bluestone Mine. Other workplaces include Simplot, Cement Australia and MMG mine.

Every opportunity he gets will see John bushwalking Tasmania’s mountains; fly fishing the pristine lakes; hunting, woodworking, knife making, road cycling, swimming or volunteering for the NW SES Search and Rescue team.


Darren Clark has recently joined our team as the RAW Workplace training manager. 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 their last names 

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What our participants 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.''

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