Suicide and mental illness are major health problems in Australia with one Australian dying by suicide every three hours.
Unfortunately, there's been little improvement in mental health in our community, despite significant attention and investment. Something new is needed.
Care Connect Collaborate provides online training that teaches people how to support others, long before mental illness arises. The most exciting finding was when people learn how to support others, they feel more confident in their own ability to cope when things get stressful.
The next steps of the project are to help develop a culture of coping with forward thinking organisations who are ready to develop person-centered practices to train their workforce to use and support healthy coping.
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