Mental Health Matters Aged Care  

Mental Health Matters Aged Care

Australian Red Cross is committed to building safe, healthy and productive communities and workplaces through the provision of nationally recognised first aid and mental health training programs.
With this in mind, we've developed Mental Health Matters - an educational workshop that's customised to suit the Aged Care industry. 

Aged care workers play an essential role in our society, but the demands of the work can be stressful.  This program focuses on self-care and supporting co-workers so Aged Care workers can continue to take the best possible care of others.


Join this workshop to develop self-care skills, in addition to recognising when to support others.  Activities will support both personal wellbeing and early intervention to reduce the impact of unsupported mental health.

This workshop has been produced in collaboration with members of the Aged & Community Care Providers Association (ACCPA), the national association for providers of residential aged care, home and community care, retirement living and related services.

Targeted Audience

This course is designed for individuals working or engaged within the Aged Care sector seeking to enhance self-care skills and recognising mental health concerns with coworkers.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Understand fundamentals for self-care
  • Know how to recognise mental health concerns
  • Use a simple mental health support action plan
  • Use tools to navigate difficult conversations
  • Receive a Certificate of Participation

Program Benefits

  • Build self-care strategies that are personally relevant
  • Learn how to identify mental health concerns and support others
  • Develop the skills to navigate difficult conversations
  • Reflect on personal strengths and resilience building techniques


  • Self-care foundations for aged care
  • Fundamentals of mental health support
  • Impacts of unsupported mental health
  • Recognise and respond to mental health concerns
  • Common mental illnesses
  • Support plan model
  • Navigating difficult conversations
  • Developing a self-care plan

Learning Methods

There is no assessment process for this training but participants will be provided with a workbook to complete and encouraged to engage with interactive activities.


No courses are currently scheduled, contact us to register interest.  

Please note: Students will not be able to commence the course until the selected start date. Once enrolled students have 30 days to complete the course