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Stay up to date with the latest news and events.

Stay up to date with the latest news and events.

  • Mental Health First Aider EOI

    13 days ago
    First aider

    At TfNSW, we believe that mental health and wellbeing is key to our organisational success and sustainability. As part of the TfNSW Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy, we have introduced a workplace program to put this value into action.

    The Mental Health First Aiders (MHFA) program will train and support a network of MHFA volunteers across our agency to help people who require support and assistance to stay mentally well.

    To express your interest in becoming a TfNSW volunteer Mental Health First Aider, please complete the following EOI online.

    To find out more about the program, see our Mental Health First Aider Factsheet and visit our program page.

    Employees interested in becoming a Metal Health First Aider will have to meet the following criteria:

    • Be a permanent TfNSW employee
    • Have a keen interest in mental health issues
    • Demonstrate an ability to relate well to other employees
    • Have their manager’s support

    Closing date for the EOI is Thursday 2nd of May


    At TfNSW, we believe that mental health and wellbeing is key to our organisational success and sustainability. As part of the TfNSW Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy, we have introduced a workplace program to put this value into action.

    The Mental Health First Aiders (MHFA) program will train and support a network of MHFA volunteers across our agency to help people who require support and assistance to stay mentally well.

    To express your interest in becoming a TfNSW volunteer Mental Health First Aider, please complete the following EOI online.

    To find out more about the program, see our Mental Health First Aider Factsheet and visit our program page.

    Employees interested in becoming a Metal Health First Aider will have to meet the following criteria:

    • Be a permanent TfNSW employee
    • Have a keen interest in mental health issues
    • Demonstrate an ability to relate well to other employees
    • Have their manager’s support

    Closing date for the EOI is Thursday 2nd of May


  • Snack-sized psychology to nourish your mind

    13 days ago
    Snak sized psych

    If you attended the launch of the Staywell Program at Lee St on the April 11, you would have seen ‘intangible goods’ and may have picked up a ‘snack’.


    Intangible Goods

    "To break down stigma and isolation, we are helping raise awareness and understanding of mental illness. [Intangible Goods] is a great way of encouraging more people to think about this important topic and hopefully assist those in need."

    — Lord Mayor Clover Moore


    On the surface, we’re rich. But deep down, we’re poor - we’re more stressed, depressed, anxious and alone than ever before. Just imagine if you could shop for your mental needs, as easily as your physical ones?

    Intangible Goods is an Australian initiative with the goal to normalise our mental health needs in every corner of society - from schools and universities, to workplaces and other organisations.

    Created by Elizabeth Commandeur and Mark Starmach in collaboration with mental health professionals.

    A play on the world of junk food and vending machines, we’re giving people tangible tools to feed their daily mental needs and explore tricky topics like depression, anxiety, stress and loneliness in a fun, snack-sized way.

    From bags of 'Bravery' to bars of 'Belonging', ten snack-sized products that feed your psyche, not your sweet tooth - made with mental health professionals. Every package is different with carefully-selected contents - some contain origami and pencils, others hold maps and little games. But all intend to tickle a mental need in an unexpected way.

    Profits from the products sales go to organisations researching mental illness or offering support to those experiencing mental health issues, including the Wayahead, Mission Australia, Flourish Australia, Rural Aid, Schizophrenia Research Institute at NeuRA, NSW Mental Health Association (WayAhead), and beyondblue.

    For more information or to purchase Intangible Goods see the video or visit www.intangiblegoods.co



    If you attended the launch of the Staywell Program at Lee St on the April 11, you would have seen ‘intangible goods’ and may have picked up a ‘snack’.


    Intangible Goods

    "To break down stigma and isolation, we are helping raise awareness and understanding of mental illness. [Intangible Goods] is a great way of encouraging more people to think about this important topic and hopefully assist those in need."

    — Lord Mayor Clover Moore


    On the surface, we’re rich. But deep down, we’re poor - we’re more stressed, depressed, anxious and alone than ever before. Just imagine if you could shop for your mental needs, as easily as your physical ones?

    Intangible Goods is an Australian initiative with the goal to normalise our mental health needs in every corner of society - from schools and universities, to workplaces and other organisations.

    Created by Elizabeth Commandeur and Mark Starmach in collaboration with mental health professionals.

    A play on the world of junk food and vending machines, we’re giving people tangible tools to feed their daily mental needs and explore tricky topics like depression, anxiety, stress and loneliness in a fun, snack-sized way.

    From bags of 'Bravery' to bars of 'Belonging', ten snack-sized products that feed your psyche, not your sweet tooth - made with mental health professionals. Every package is different with carefully-selected contents - some contain origami and pencils, others hold maps and little games. But all intend to tickle a mental need in an unexpected way.

    Profits from the products sales go to organisations researching mental illness or offering support to those experiencing mental health issues, including the Wayahead, Mission Australia, Flourish Australia, Rural Aid, Schizophrenia Research Institute at NeuRA, NSW Mental Health Association (WayAhead), and beyondblue.

    For more information or to purchase Intangible Goods see the video or visit www.intangiblegoods.co



  • Staywell - your mental wellness matters

    13 days ago
    Staywell tile

    We want to improve everyone’s experience of work and create a workplace where our people feel safe and supported. We’re rolling out a mental health and wellness program -Staywell on Rail RU OK Day – 11th April.

    One in six Australian workers will be experiencing a mental illness. Many others will be experiencing the initial signs of mental illness including insomnia, worry and fatigue (Black Dog Institute).

    Early detection of mental health issues followed by appropriate, timely intervention and support can significantly reduce the severity, duration and recurrence of mental health issues and associated disadvantages.

    Across TfNSW we are rolling out a Mental Health First Aider program, as part of our new Staywell program, to help people who require support and assistance in mental health issues. Learn more about the role here and apply to become a Mental Health First Aider

    Our new Staywell hub will contain a growing amount of resources including links to online information, tips and tools to help you stay well – and if you’re a manager, information and tools to help you support your team. It also links to two e-learning modules on Equip on managing mental health risks at work and how to approach someone you are concerned about:

    Everyone has a role to play in creating a mentally healthy workplace – it is a shared responsibility.


    We want to improve everyone’s experience of work and create a workplace where our people feel safe and supported. We’re rolling out a mental health and wellness program -Staywell on Rail RU OK Day – 11th April.

    One in six Australian workers will be experiencing a mental illness. Many others will be experiencing the initial signs of mental illness including insomnia, worry and fatigue (Black Dog Institute).

    Early detection of mental health issues followed by appropriate, timely intervention and support can significantly reduce the severity, duration and recurrence of mental health issues and associated disadvantages.

    Across TfNSW we are rolling out a Mental Health First Aider program, as part of our new Staywell program, to help people who require support and assistance in mental health issues. Learn more about the role here and apply to become a Mental Health First Aider

    Our new Staywell hub will contain a growing amount of resources including links to online information, tips and tools to help you stay well – and if you’re a manager, information and tools to help you support your team. It also links to two e-learning modules on Equip on managing mental health risks at work and how to approach someone you are concerned about:

    Everyone has a role to play in creating a mentally healthy workplace – it is a shared responsibility.