The NSW Mentally Healthy Workplaces Strategy 2018 -22 is the NSW Government’s long-term plan for mentally healthy workplaces and represents the single-biggest investment in workplace mental health in the nation’s history. The strategy includes:
- An awareness campaign, including website, to motivate and supports businesses to create mentally healthy workplaces
- Evidence-informed interventions including manager training, a group mental health skills program and a recovery at work program
- Assessment tools and increased collaboration opportunities to build business capability
- Research investment to improve the knowledge base and build workplace capability to use evidence-informed decisions.
Read more in the strategy here.
The strategy has been developed with local and international workplace mental health experts, including academics, unions and worker representatives, industry associations, mental health clinicians, business leaders, workers compensation insurers and worker representatives including people with lived experience. Whilst we would like to take this opportunity to personally thank all of our stakeholders for their contribution to the development of the strategy, we would like to especially acknowledge the contribution of:·
- Dr Kirsten Way, Australian Catholic University
- Professor Ian Hickie AM, The University of Sydney
- Professor Maureen Dollard, The University of South Australia
- Micheal Pietrus, Mental Health Commission of Canada
- Professor Nick Glozier, The University of Sydney
- Associate Professor Sam Harvey, The Black Dog Institute, UNSW
- Professor Sergio Iavicoli, INAIL
- Sharon Leadbetter, WayAhead Workplaces
and the following organisations:
- Ministry of Health
- The Mental Health Commission of NSW
Read the media release here.