This talk will outline the key risk factors and warning signs of developing mental health issues and suicide risk.
You’ll learn what you can do if you encounter someone with increased risk of suicide, to help the situation before it becomes a crisis.
About Glenn Baird, OzHelp Foundation
Glenn Baird is the Support Services Manager at the OzHelp Foundation.
OzHelp Foundation is a national men’s mental health organisation which aims to prevent the suicide of working men by supporting them in workplaces to be more resilient and confident in meeting life’s challenges, providing services to 34,000 people each year.
OzHelp was founded in 2001 after the suicide of young Canberra man, David O’Bryan. David’s mother Lorraine worked with local organisations to put in place support services targeted at young men working in the construction industries, to help prevent other families experiencing the same loss.
OzHelp’s focus is still male-dominated industries such as building and construction, along with mining, trades and automotive industries. It is precisely because men are traditionally less likely to seek help that we seek them out and provide mental health support and training in their workplace, along with counselling.
OzHelp offers training and support services to both men and women in workplaces, including Employee Health and Wellbeing Programs. OzHelp’s suicide prevention and other wellbeing programs can be licenced by employers. Train the Trainer services are also provided.
You can connect with Glenn via: ozhelp.org.au