Toolbox talks for all workplaces

Beyond Blue’s ‘Mental health in the workplace’ toolbox talk training package is designed to equip anyone managing staff with the knowledge, skills and confidence to deliver mental health toolbox talks to their team. It aims to encourage conversations about mental health in the workplace, reduce workplace stigma and support staff who may be experiencing a mental health condition.

The training workshop covers three topics that team leaders and managers deliver to their staff in five-minute toolbox talk sessions (one for each topic). The topics are:

1. About anxiety and depression

2. The relationship between the workplace and mental health

3. Taking action to support someone at work

The training uses videos, case studies and individual and group activities to guide learning.


How does the training package work?

A nominated

workplace professional/

delivers a
90 minute training session to

team leaders and managers


three x five-minute
toolbox talk sessions to



Who is a workplace professional/educator?

Nominated professionals/educators may include human resources professionals, return to work coordinators, occupational health and safety advisors, or a workplace champion.

What is a toolbox talk?

A toolbox talk is defined as any team meeting or gathering with a workplace team. 

"I'd definitely promote this program to other companies. I believe that it was a great benefit to us in breaking down barriers and getting people (especially the men) to talk about their mental health. I was quite surprised and encouraged by how forthcoming the men were during and after the sessions."

~ Manufacturing Company, South Australia ~ 


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'Mental health in the workplace' toolbox talk training package

Download the educator’s guide, participant handbook, and PowerPoint presentation via the links below.