There are many great apps available to help support your mental health and wellbeing. Here are just a few:
MoodKit(opens in new window) MoodKit is designed to improve your mood and overall wellbeing. Developed by two clinical psychologists, it offers more than 200 activities tailored to your goals.
ReachOut Breathe (opens in new window) ReachOut Breathe helps you reduce the physical symptoms of stress and anxiety by slowing down your breathing and your heart rate with your iPhone or Apple Watch.
ReachOutWorryTime(opens in new window) ReachOut WorryTime is a free mobile app that gives you a place to store your worries, and alerts you when it’s time to think about them. When a worry no longer matters to you, you can ditch it and move on.
Smiling Mind (opens in new window) Smiling Mind is a meditation-based program delivered via web and app. Smiling Mind was developed by psychologists and educators to help bring balance to people’s lives.
Buddhify(opens in new window) Buddhify features over 200 meditations to help overcome life’s challenges including anxiety, stress, sleep, pain and difficult emotions.
Explore a growing list of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Training Providers and Resources:
Arts Access Victoria Training Arts Access Victoria is at the forefront of innovative disability arts practice. We are uniquely positioned to provide access training and consultations to arts organisations. Our disability-led training programs will give you the skills and tools you need to increase access, inclusion and representation of Deaf and Disabled people across all areas of your work.
Centre for Cultural Competence Australia The Centre for Cultural Competence Australia (CCCA) is a majority Indigenous-owned consulting and cultural training organisation with an outcomes-based approach that delivers real and lasting change at a personal and professional level. CCCA provides online Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Competency courses designed as precursors to more in-depth or localised face-to-face training.
Disability Advocacy Resource Centre (DARU) Disability awareness is generally low in the broader community. Have you ever found yourself not making the effort to connect out of fear of saying or doing the wrong thing? Well, it’s just this that makes people with disability feel invisible and excluded. Knowing how to include people with disability to participate in an ordinary Australian life is something everyone can do to create positive change – whether this be in your workplace, at school, in your local community, or when developing policy and communications.
Diversity Arts Australia The arts industry is the sector of society that helps Australians to reflect, imagine and define ourselves. Yet the data shows that the creative sector is losing a huge opportunity to become more relevant to real audiences through programming, casting, staffing and marketing that is skewed to cater to only one section of the population. Diversity Arts Australia offers a range of diversity and inclusion services, tailored to the specific needs of arts organisations and led by highly experienced trainers.
Ezra – Neurodiversity in the Modern Workplace Ezra is a UK-based leadership coaching platform with a mission to change people’s lives, make teams happier, and transform whole companies into more inclusive and productive places to work. This resource provides an overview of the benefits and challenges of a neuro-diverse workforce as well as guidance on supporting neuro-diverse employees.
Fair Work Ombudsman – Diversity and Discrimination A diverse and inclusive workforce is good for business. It encourages acceptance and respectful behaviour and minimises the risk of discrimination. This course will show you how to promote diversity and prevent discrimination in your workplace.
Gamarada Community Healing and Leadership Initiatives Gamarada, is a not for profit community organisation delivering programs that address issues relating to mental health social and emotional well being. Gamarada programs are available for all ages, genders and are sensitive to the GLBTI communities. Gamarada programs are delivered in a framework that encompasses trauma informed care, western therapeutic models and indigenous wisdom traditions including ‘Dadirri’, NT Daly River (deep listening).
Girraway Ganyi Cultural Awareness Programs Girraway Ganyi Consultancy is an Aboriginal owned consultancy and facilitation service aimed to inspire individuals, communities, businesses & organisations to work more effectively within both the Indigenous space, and to increase cultural safety & mental health literacy for all.
Hue – Workshops Hue works to empower people and organisations with practical skills to challenge the root causes of systems of oppression.
Inclusion Program The Inclusion Program is a suite of online training courses, helping organisations embrace diversity and promote a safe, happy and productive workplace. The courses are delivered through engaging animations, short films, and interviews featuring real stories from a diverse range of people. Thought-provoking interactive activities accompany the video content, together with options for further reading.
Let’s Talk Disability Workshops Our half-day workshops are led by a team of vibrant and engaging presenters, all of whom have lived experience of disability. For those attending, it’s an immersive, entertaining and enlightening experience.
Minus 18 – Inclusive Workplaces Whether it’s to inspire your team with the basics, refresh previous learnings, or deep dive into brand new knowledge, we’re here to guide you in creating LGBTQIA+ inclusion that makes your workplace better for everyone.
Multicultural Arts Victoria – Equity Planning in Culture (EPIC) Training Program Australia’s diversity is incontestable. Yet diverse Australians are not equitably represented in our creative industries. MAV’s Equity Planning in Culture (EPiC) training program takes a critical approach to addressing legacies of institutional and structural discrimination of individuals and communities of colour in the arts. The training program has been designed from a comprehensive international review of the literature on cultural equity, inclusion, evidence for strategies and best practice examples.
National Disability Services (NDS) Disability Aware Disability Aware is an engaging, interactive and extremely informative online course, packed with highly-relevant, up-to-the-minute information specifically developed by disability professionals. The program covers a wide range of essential topics designed to build skills, understanding, and confidence with the inclusion of people with disabilities.
Pride in Diversity Pride in Diversity is the national not-for-profit employer support program for LGBTQ workplace inclusion specialising in HR, organisational change and workplace diversity. Pride in Diversity publishes the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI), Australia’s national benchmarking instrument for LGBTQ workplace inclusion from which Top Employers for LGBTQ people is determined.
Queerspace – Training, Professional Development and Education queerspace offer training on an extensive range of topics relevant to working with the LGBTIQ+ / queer communities and their families. We define queer as anyone who identifies in the queer and lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, gender diverse spectrum. queerspace training offers you more than a basic introduction to a topic. We bring our clinical expertise and lived experiences to the design of all our training.
Queer Town – Workshops Queer Town create judgement-free spaces for participants to explore LGBTIQA+ inclusion and allyship, while taking part in a range of groupactivities and facilitated conversations. Workshops are research-based, interactive, open-minded, fun and practical. Choose from one of their existing workshops or get in touch to discuss a custom session based on your needs.
Racism. It stops with me. Are you considering ways to improve the culture within your organisation, or to promote greater diversity? Contact the Commission at firstname.lastname@example.org. We provide customised training and support services to organisations, whether they are corporate or community oriented.
Rainbow Health Victoria – Training Programs Designed around the six national standards that make up the Rainbow Tick, this version of the HOW2 program involves a series of seven online interactive webinar sessions that coach participants through the practical steps involved in embedding LGBTIQ inclusive practices within their organisation.
Reconciliation Australia Reconciliation Australia promotes and facilitates respect, trust and positive relationships between the wider Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Our purpose is to inspire and enable all Australians to contribute to the reconciliation of the nation. Our vision is for a just, equitable and reconciled Australia. Our vision of national reconciliation is based on five critical dimensions: race relations, equality and equity, institutional integrity, unity and historical acceptance. These five dimensions do not exist in isolation; they are inter-related and Australia can only achieve full reconciliation if we progress in all five.
Thorne Harbour Health Training and Capacity Building We provide a range of training to assist your organisation in all areas of LGBTI inclusion and affirmative practice, while also providing expertise from staff across Thorne Harbour Health’s services. All of our training is evidence-based and backed by best practice research.
Transgender Victoria (TGV) Training Industry leading training on trans and gender diverse and LGBTIQA+ inclusion and service provision. Our experienced trainers can equip your organisation, business, or service with the skills to better support the needs of trans and gender diverse and LGBTIQA+ people.
VACCHO Aboriginal Cultural Safety Training VACCHO’s Aboriginal cultural safety training encompasses some of the information that is often included in cultural awareness training. We do, however, build on cultural awareness training and provide practical tips and skills that can be utilised to improve practice and behaviour, which assist in making Aboriginal peoples feel safe. Participants begin to learn how to strengthen relationships with Aboriginal people, communities and organisations so that access is improved. Victorian Aboriginal Community Services Association (VASCAL) Indigenous Cultural Awareness Training The demand for Cross-Cultural training has increased dramatically over the past years. In particular Government departments and Non-Government agencies which provide services to Aboriginal communities or implement policies which impact on Aboriginal people have all indicated a specific need for training. of different departments and to different levels of operation within these departments. We have developed considerable expertise in the customisation and delivery of cultural awareness programs.
Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry – Manage Diversity in the Workplace Designed to reinforce the value and benefits of diversity in the workplace, this course will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to manage diversity in the workplace. It covers implementing the organisation’s diversity policy, fostering diversity within the work team and promoting the benefits of a diverse workplace.
Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission – Education Education is a key part of our efforts to build a fair, safe and inclusive Victoria. Our education services embed leading practice on human rights, equal opportunity, and racial and religious tolerance. We help individuals, communities and organisations value and stand up for rights. We support government, organisations, businesses and service providers develop, adopt and drive leading practice. Our education and consultancy services are delivered flexibly through a range of ways: face-to-face sessions, online learning, specialist consultancy services, action planning and the development of relevant resources, including best practice guidelines.
Victoria Disability Resource Centre Disability Awareness Training The Disability Awareness Training Program involves the delivery of a curriculum for employers to increase their awareness of and comfort level with addressing disability issues. The primary goal of this program is the removal of barriers that prevent people with disabilities from becoming employed.
Wayapa Wuurk Let Wayapa Wuurrk in Your Workplace to Create Wellbeing! Wayapa is a unique, globally-certified wellness modality that is based on ancient Indigenous wisdom that has been developed for a modern-day context. The Practice of Wayapa combines ancient earth mindfulness, narrative meditation and storytelling through a physical movement practice in a series of 14 elements to teach participants the importance of connecting into the earth and nature for holistic wellness. Women’s Health Victoria – Active Bystander Training This three-hour active bystander training supports participants to speak up when confronted with everyday sexism and sexual harassment as well as a range of behaviours and attitudes that justify, excuse, blame, trivialise or minimise violence against women. This training takes participants through the causes, prevalence and impact of domestic violence, sexual harassment and other forms of violence against women.
Wurundjeri Council Education, Tours + Cross-Cultural Awareness Training Wurundjeri Council views education and cultural awareness as fundamental to building respectful relationships and mutual understanding. Our education and cultural awareness experiences are tailored to meet all learning needs; spanning the early learning years through to the corporate sector.
October is Mental Health Month – this time last year we launched SOUND MIND a beautiful music and conversation series exploring mental health and the performing arts during the enduring impacts of COVID-19.