“In The Zone” with Lisa

 

Have you met Lisa? She’s our ‘Mental Health Services’ manager who works with the Campbell Page Disability Employment team, to help participants with mental health challenges. ‘In The Zone’ with Lisa is a space where she can update us on how things are tracking, along with industry news and tips for all of us to take on board in the workplace.

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Hi There,

Well the new year has well and truly started!

As we already move on into February, I wanted to give you a heads up on what the mental health services team have been up to. First of all, Mental Health First Aid training is being rolled out as the first stage of our workforce improvement plan. This is just one way we can start to increase our capability at Campbell Page to deliver the best possible service to people facing mental health difficulties.

We’ve also seen some exciting activity in our recently started ‘Individual  Placement & Support’ (IPS) program in the Calder region of Victoria. IPS works in collaboration with Orygen and Headspace, to help young people struggling with their mental health. Terri, who is the Campbell Page IPS Specialist, is working on ways to help young people get prepared for the workplace. She also ensures that participants are mentored both during and throughout the employment process. It’s a way to help young adults get on track early in life, and also to be provided with the right tools to manage the transition into work.

So far we’ve already seen lots of young people directly sign up for IPS, which in itself is kind of exciting! We’re also getting ready to roll out the program in South Australia.

Lastly, a quick note to everyone currently in the workplace about managing your own mental health. Remember to take time out for ‘you’, and to be mindful of how you are feeling about the day to day stressors we all inevitably encounter. Always speak out and ask for help if you are feeling overwhelmed and where you can, try to reach out to others if you see they may need it. At Campbell Page we are a team of people dedicated to helping others achieve, but we also ensure that we look after ourselves and each other.

One step at a time we are reaching out to achieve our goal of “getting Australia working”, and we look forward to keeping you updated on our journey along the way!

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Lisa Smart

Mental Health Services


 

If you or someone you know are battling with your mental health we recommend contacting Lifeline on 13 11 14. If you would like to learn more about our Disability Employment Services and how we can help you, feel free to email Lisa – lisa.smart@campbellpage.org.au or contact us on 1300 139 920. 

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