Advocacy

Mentally Healthy Workplace Alliance

As a member of the Alliance we support all Australian workplaces through the Heads Up Initiative and the National Workplace Initiative to create mentally healthy workplaces for business and workers – strengthening our community and our economy.

Chaired by Lucy Brogden, Chair of the National Mental Health Commission, the Alliance brings together business, unions, the mental health sector and regulators to promote mentally healthy workplaces. We know that work has a profound impact on our mental health, and with 12.6 million Australians employed, it is an ideal place to prevent mental illness and help people recover when they are unwell.

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A National Workplace Initiative

Our Alliance over the last two years has prioritised work on a National Workplace Initiative. This has involved a discussion paper, a literature review and targeted consultations with stakeholders. The outcomes of this work found an appetite for a national initiative for all Australian workplaces, and in the 2019-20 Federal Budget the Government announced an investment of $11.5 million over four years for the National Workplace Initiative (NWI). The NWI provides a nationally consistent approach to workplace mental health.

The NWI will:

  • create an evidence-based framework for workplace mental health strategies
  • help people at work and those connected to them find suitable initiatives and resources
  • showcase successful approaches to mentally healthy workplaces
  • strengthen the many programs and interventions already underway in Australia.

The NWI is utilising local and international research and learning from the industry and mental health experts, and other government organisations.

The NWI is currently in the planning phase.

Register your interest in ongoing updates here.

Improving mental health and wellbeing in your workplace doesn’t need to be complicated.

Online training and courses

Training is one of the most impactful initiatives a workplace can do to create a thriving environment, by building mental health and wellbeing capability and confidence.

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Resources and toolkits

We do our own research and feed national insights into a range of best-practice workplace wellbeing resources and guides for organisations and individuals.

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Strategic support

Our experts are here to help you to navigate your organisation’s unique workplace wellbeing journey from end to end, including assessment, strategy and policy development.

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