A full auditorium greeted the organisers and speakers at the HALT, ALERT Mental Health Workshop held on the Yallourn campus of Federation Training on Wednesday 15 November.

The hour-long session featured Apprentices and Trade Teachers with speaker, Jeremy Forbes, covering a range of subjects including bullying, anxiety, depression and suicide.

Julie Carrol, Trades Administration, said the presentation was very well received.

“As someone who has worked in the ‘tradie’ environment, Jeremy related well to his audience, spoke from his own experience and had some very constructive advice in relation to seeking help/helping others,” Julie said.

“The feedback from the students was positive and Jeremy also took the time to speak privately to students.”

Management representatives from sponsor Lifeline were also in attendance and Federation Training would like to sincerely thank Lifeline for their sponsorship of the presentation.