OzHelp Tasmania was established, as a not for profit foundation, in 2007 with the aim of enhancing the resilience of apprentices and workers in the Tasmanian construction and building industry and of strengthening the support roles of industry leaders. The organisation’s approach was based on a successful program developed in Canberra and supported the vision of resilient and supported workforces where suicide is not an option.
In 2020 OzHelp Tasmania merged with and now operates as a program of Lifeline Tasmania. Under Lifeline Tasmania, the OzHelp Tasmania program continues to deliver its services to a wide range of Tasmanian workplaces; maintaining its particular connection to the building and construction industry.
Supporting other industries and workplaces
Whilst still undertaking its primary role of suicide prevention and social capacity building within the building and construction industry OzHelp Tasmania has broadened its scope due to the success of the program and requests for training and support from other industries and workplaces recognising that overall workplace mental health and wellbeing was not being fully addressed.
In-house Workplace Training
SALT is a two-hour suicide prevention training designed to increase suicide alertness in the workplace. The program also acknowledges that while most people at risk of suicide signal their distress and display invitations for help, these may be overlooked due to a lack of understanding of the signs. Participants will learn to recognise when a person may have thoughts of suicide and respond in ways that will link the individual to further help.
All OzHelp courses are run in-house by request only - please send an email to [email protected] or complete a Training Enquiry From.
Feel free to call 1300 003 313 to get your questions answered by one of the Training & Support team.
To see all of our community training course dates go to our Training Calendar for 2022.
Lifeline Tasmania - working for a resilient and suicide free Tasmania.