We are proud to say we have been re-accredited as a Mental Health First Aid Skilled Workplace for our efforts providing mental health first aid courses to our employees.

Our organisation has been awarded a silver badge by Mental Health First Aid Australia, which means at least 5 per cent of our 900-plus staff across metropolitan and regional South Australia have a current Mental Health First Aid Certificate.

This training ensures staff are appropriately equipped to help somebody who is developing or experiencing a mental health issue, or in a mental health crisis, until professional help is received.

“By our staff having a better knowledge and understanding of mental illness it enables us to offer appropriate support quickly and effectively,” UCWPA Employment Services manager Cherie Jolly says.

“This can, and has, led to a happier and more productive workforce.

“By staff keeping themselves well, they are able to provide effective and prompt support to client needs.”