Wellbeing on Call is a project looking to make a difference to the mental health and wellbeing of Victorian workers with funding received from WorkSafe’s WorkWell Mental Health Improvement Fund.
The WorkSafe WorkWell program aims to make mental health and wellbeing a priority in the workplace through access to resources, funding and knowledge sharing. It includes the WorkWell Toolkit - an online tool helping you take your first steps towards a positive, mentally healthy workplace. The toolkit brings together resources and ideas that have worked for businesses like yours.
The 2019 Indicators of a Thriving Workplace National Report analyses insights from over 10,000 Australian workers in a broad range of industries and occupations. As well as reporting on the current state of Australia’s workplace mental health and wellbeing, the report includes a special spotlight on stress, stigma, workplace-related mental health conditions, and experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workers.
The Victorian Workplace Mental Wellbeing Collaboration commissioned a review of Australian and international progress in promoting workplace mental health. The review looked at both policy development and interventions that have proved effective. Evidence from the last five years, in countries with economies similar to Australia, was researched by a team of academics who specialise in workplace mental wellbeing.
In September 2019, the Victorian Workplace Mental Wellbeing Collaboration hosted a regional masterclass event for leaders in Geelong. The masterclass provided a great opportunity for leaders to develop their ability to positively influence workplace policy, procedures and culture to ensure Victorian workplaces are mentally healthy, safe and where workers can thrive. Link to the slide pack.
What can you do tomorrow, by the end of this month and by the end of this year, to build your mentally healthy workplace? This simple activity will help you plan out your actions for reaching your workplace mental health goals.
Policies, formal systems and practices that support mental health and wellbeing not only reduce costs associated with psychological injury, they also improve worker wellbeing, performance and productivity. Learn more the importance of policy in your workplace with this fact sheet, including data from SuperFriend's 2018 Indicators of a Thriving Workplace survey - a national survey of over 5,000 Australian workers across various role types, age groups, locations and industries.
This resource provides practical information on five evidence-based characteristics known as ‘domains’– Leadership, Connectedness, Policy, Capability, and Culture – which are essential for creating positive and thriving workplaces. These guidelines equip readers with evidence and a business case for building thriving workplaces, as well as simple, cost effective ideas to action.
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In July 2017, the seventh Victorian Workplace Mental Wellbeing Collaboration Leadership Breakfast was held in Traralgon in the Latrobe Valley. It was the first Collaboration breakfast to be held outside the Melbourne CBD. The title for the breakfast was a “A positive approach to supporting mental wellbeing through workplace change and transition” and focused on the challenge of managing change and workforce transitions. The breakfast brought together a range of business, academic and practical experience to help attendees support workplace mental wellbeing. This short video summarises the key learnings from the event.
Albert Park Preschool is a small organisation that is proactively undertaking initiatives in health and wellbeing. The preschool philosophy recognises and celebrates the “incredible marvel of being human” and believes in ensuring the health, safety and wellbeing of everyone who comes into contact with the centre. Albert Park Preschool has created a Wellbeing Officer role on staff and allocated a Wellbeing portfolio on the Committee of Management. They have established a wellbeing sub-committee made up of employees, management, community health professionals and parent representatives to oversee their ‘Wellbeing for All’ policy and initiatives. Watch the video to learn more!