SuperFriend is uniquely positioned at the juncture of the superannuation, life insurance and mental health sectors to help maximise the number of Australians reaching a happy and healthy retirement – something they cannot do if they’ve been unable to work and contribute to their super due to mental illness.
Today, we work with, and are funded by, a number of Group Life Insurers and Profit-to-member Superannuation Funds for whom the benefits of a mentally healthy workplace include more supported members, increased staff retention, as well as increased engagement, wellbeing, productivity and profitability. Read more about how we work with our superannuation and life insurance partners to co-design solutions for their unique needs.
Through our superannuation partners, we have access to the 750,000+ employers they support, providing the potential to embed mental health and wellbeing best-practices in the workplaces in over half of Australia’s working population.
The workplace has a major impact on people’s health. Our 2021 Indicators of a Thriving Workplace research showed that half of Australian workers have experienced a mental health condition, and 2 in 5 of those workers believe their workplace either caused the condition or made it worse.
Most adults spend one-third of their life in the workplace and, by building a positive environment that supports all workers to be their best, organisations stand to benefit just as much as their workers.