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Tools to Talk Training 

Apprentice and Supervisor 

The apprentice Tools to Talk training aims to provide apprentices with the knowledge, tools, and confidence to address mental health difficulties. For many apprentices, they are ‘thrown’ onto the worksite without any awareness of mental health. The Tools to Talk training for apprentices aims to provide apprentices with the tools to manage stress, adapt to different work situations, develop resilience, and awareness of when to seek help for menta health difficulties.

Just as important, are the apprentice-supervisor who mentor apprentices throughout the early stages of a career. The apprentice-supervisor Tools to Talk training aims to provide supervisor with the knowledge to identify whether their apprentice is struggling with mental health difficulties, and how to have a conversation about mental health.


Tools to Talk Training for apprentices and supervisor is delivered onsite with workshops taking 2-hours. Following attendance at a workshop, apprentices and supervisor are provided with a Tools to Talk resource book, and badge to identify them as a mental health connector within the workplace.  Below is an example of how Tools to Talk Training for apprentices and supervisor was adapted and delivered for a company within the construction sector. All material can be altered to include company logo. Training can be delivered to small (100 employees) and large (5000 employees) organizations. Please contact Dr Andy Walmsley with any questions on cost and delivery. 

Tools to Talk Apprentice

Developing Mental Resilience  

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Workshop Overview

*Challenges of fitting into a worksite.

*Transition from education to the workplace.

*Fear of making mistakes.

*Resilience Training for Apprentices

*Working amongst different generations

*Managing conflict and Bullying  

*Substance abuse

*Life Stage – starting family and early adulthood.​

Tools to Talk Apprentice-Supervisor 

Foundations in Mental Health 

Workshop Overview

*Tools to have a conversation about mental health with your apprentice.

*Mental health foundations.

*Teaching styles – 3 effective teaching styles.

*Checking on habits and views of mental health.

*Identifying signs of mental distress. 

*Signs that your apprentice if struggling with mental health.

*Substance abuse and stress. 

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