Who we are

VicHealth, SuperFriend and WorkSafe Victoria are collaborating to promote positive mental wellbeing in Victorian workplaces. We will work together to help workplaces create positive and supportive work cultures and environments by focusing on organisational leadership and encouraging workplaces to implement positive mental wellbeing strategies that enhance existing policies and processes.

SuperFriend is a national mental health promotion foundation that helps “all profit to member” superannuation funds to promote and support improved mental health and wellbeing for their members, through the workplace.

Established by the Industry Funds Forum, SuperFriend is funded and supported by its Partner Funds and their Supporting Partner Group Insurers. SuperFriend works in collaboration with a range of mental health service providers and collaborative providers to develop, promote and facilitate information, resources, programs and research.

superfriend.com.au

The Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth) is a pioneer in health promotion – the process of enabling people to increase control over and improve their health and mental wellbeing. VicHealth seeks to make health gains among Victorians by pre-empting and targeting improvements in health across our population, fostered within the day-to-day spaces such as workplaces where people spend their time, and with benefits to be enjoyed by all. VicHealth has had engagement with workplaces since 2005 and has invested in research and promoted informed policy making and practice.

vichealth.vic.gov.au

As a leading Australian occupational health and safety regulator, WorkSafe Victoria (WorkSafe) aims to ensure Victorian workers return home safely every day. Through its world first WorkHealth program, WorkSafe has established a reputation for delivering high-quality, innovative and voluntary health promotion programs, and experience in affecting change at multiple levels. WorkSafe works constructively with stakeholders and business decision-makers to provide expertise, tailored advice and guidance on the implementation of workplace health promotion activities, as part of achieving great health and safety in Victorian workplaces.

worksafe.vic.gov.au

What we are doing

We want to see Victorian workplaces that are thriving, with the capability to support mental wellbeing by strengthening their capacity to embed positive mental wellbeing principles and practices into business as usual.

Traditionally, approaches to mental health in the workplace focus on the negative impact that work and the work environment can have on employees and organisations. Understanding and addressing the potential negative impacts of work is important and can contribute to preventing mental illnesses and losses in productivity. However, the Collaboration focusses on capturing elements of the workplace that engage employees, and developing environments where employees can flourish and reach their optimal potential.

The Collaboration’s unique expertise in mental wellbeing, health promotion, and occupational health and safety will enable us to take a holistic approach to testing, developing and sharing world-class products and value-adding for Victorian workplaces. It also provides an exciting opportunity to drive activities that address and positively impact the mental wellbeing of Victorian workplaces.

The engagement with workplaces will focus on providing information, resources, and tools on positive mental wellbeing interventions such as developing a positive leadership style, designing jobs for positive mental wellbeing, communicating effectively, recruitment and selection of employees, work-life demands, and supporting and developing employees.

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