helping people take charge of their mental health and wellbeing

Providing people with strategies to help them take charge of their mental wellbeing.



Take Charge Wellbeing is committed to helping individuals and businesses manage and improve their own mental health and wellbeing and recognise mental health and wellbeing problems in others.

Having had over 20 years experience as a blue-collar worker and working in Fly In, Fly Out (FIFO) roles, Darren Peterson has seen firsthand the impact that mental health problems can have on work and families. Darren saw a need for more support and tools to be provided to FIFO and heavy industry workers to assist them in better dealing with their thoughts, feelings and emotions, particularly whilst at work

It was this experience, combined with the devastating fact that 14 people took their own lives on the last FIFO job he was on, that drove Darren to create the Take Charge Wellbeing Workshop in 2017.

The Take Charge workshop teaches individuals tools and strategies that are derived from evidence-based Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness and Meditation practices. This demonstrates to participants how they can use their minds and bodies independently to have a positive impact on their overall wellbeing and mental health. Our workshop also equips participants with the practical skills to support someone else experiencing a mental health problem.

The Take Charge workshop is delivered in an informal manner using terminology and scenarios that participants are likely to engage with and relate to as the workshop is delivered by a peer; someone who has been in their shoes. The program can be tailored to the organisation and altered to suit different industries and groups.

 After attending a Take Charge workshop, individuals can make a real difference at work and in their personal life by Taking Charge of their mental health and wellbeing.


“I know all too well the devastating effect mental health struggles can have on a family and a workplace.”

Darren Peterson

Founder, Take Charge Wellbeing

Our Training

Two training options are on offer; one that helps you take charge of your own mental health and one that equips you to support someone else experiencing a mental health problem or crisis.

Take Charge Workshop

Providing participants with tools and strategies to assist them to manage their mental health and wellbeing, delivered in a jargon-free, relatable manner by an experienced blue-collar and ex-FIFO worker who has lived through his own mental health battles.

Mental Health First Aid

Learn how to assist adults who are developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis, until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves.

why choose us?


Industry Relevant

Created by a blue-collar worker for blue-collar workers.

Highly Relatable

Delivered in a down to earth manner, with jargon-free content. 


Accredited Course

Mental Health First Aid Course is an accredited, 2 day course.


First time I’ve not felt alienated about having anxiety and fear of public embarrassment. Thanks to Darren for breaking the stigma in this male emotionless environment, I love the course, cheers mate

Nathan – Mechanical Fitter

This course was a very fresh way to deal with many different issues after 10 years of fifo it’s fantastic to see Darren pass on real experiences and suggestions that I believe can really help with mental health

Scott – Fifo Worker

“Darren was a great trainer to learn from, he had a very easy-going style while being informative and thorough. I found this course to be very beneficial and relevant to my kind of work.”

Brad Walton

I think the way Darren delivers the workshop is great, it’s kind of formally informal. The subject matter he talks about is easy to relate to and understand. A legend who wears his heart on his sleeve when presenting

Scott – Electrician

I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop and feel much more confident and empowered to advocate in the area of mental health

Samson Ward

I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop and feel much more confident and empowered to advocate in the area of mental health

Samson Ward


Working with people to end the stigma of mental health with open and honest discussions about mental health and wellbeing.

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