The Establishment of OzHelp Tasmania
In 2006 the Tasmanian building and construction industry became aware through their industry superannuation fund (CBus) that on average ten apprentices and workers were losing their life through suicide, drugs and alcohol and unknown causes a year. In response the OzHelp Tasmania Foundation, a not for profit organisation, was established in 2007 based on a successful program developed in Canberra. Designed to provide workplace based early intervention suicide prevention and social capacity building programs it is built on a vision to enhance the resilience of apprentices and workers in the construction and building industry, while at the same time strengthen the leadership and support roles of the industry leaders. This is achieved by undertaking workplace training and support services including workplace mental health and wellbeing training. Success within the building and construction industry has seen an 80% reduction in deaths and services expanded to new industries including TasTAFE.
What does the OzHelp Tasmania Foundation Provide?
OzHelp Tasmania provides training and support services for workplace metal health and wellbeing incorporating suicide prevention and social capacity building programs.
The Training Service includes:
The Support Service includes:
Expanding beyond the building and construction industry
Whilst still undertaking its primary role of suicide prevention and social capacity building within the building and construction industry OzHelp Tasmania has broadened its scope due to the success of the program, requests for training and support from other industries and recognizing that overall workplace mental health and wellbeing was not being fully addressed.
Resilient and supported workforces where suicide is not an option.
To provide workplace suicide prevention and social capacity building programs incorporating mental health and wellbeing services designed to reduce the loss of life through suicide and to develop resilient, resourceful and productive workforces.
OzHelp Tasmania is a not for profit organisation that undertakes workplace suicide prevention and early intervention activities incorporating mental health and wellbeing programs that target apprentices and young workers, adult workers, employers and managers in Tasmania in order to:-
We will passionately ensure the provision of training and support services that are designed to build confidence, resilience and wellbeing throughout Tasmanian workplaces.
We will energetically seek to:
Using the OzHelp Tasmania Services
Training and support is based on agreements between employers and OzHelp Tasmania.
For further information contact the State Operations and Marketing Manager on 63433122, 0419 189153 or firstname.lastname@example.org