Workplace Mental Health Update

Posted on 3 September 2022

Creating Resources to Support Mentally Healthy Workplaces

The Creating Resources to Support Mentally Healthy Workplaces guide is designed to support people commissioning or producing new resources or communications around building mentally healthy workplaces. 

This guide provides practical general principles that support the development of clear and compelling resources and communications. It also shares practical ideas on how to draw on behaviour change principles to develop effective resources and communications.

There are unique considerations and key elements for creating different types of resources that have been identified as key for supporting mentally healthy workplaces:

  • case studies
  • instructional content
  • awareness campaigns
  • news articles
  • in-depth resources.

The guide also shares practical insights around evaluating resources or communications so you can better understand if your activities are having the desired effect.

Model Code of Practice: Managing psychosocial hazards at work

In other workplace news, Work Health and Safety Ministers have approved the model Code of Practice: Managing psychological hazards at work. The Code reflects the psychological regulations recently added to the model Work Health and Safety Regulations. 

Regional Mentally Healthy Workplace Resources

WorkSafe NSW has developed a regional resource kit for mentally healthy workplaces in regional and remote areas. They are also conducting a regional roadshow and will present on the Code of Practice on Managing Psychosocial Hazards at Work at ten regional sites. The sessions will provide real examples of psychosocial hazards and free tools to help identify, assess, and manage them in the workplace.

WorkWell Mental Health Toolkit

WorkSafe Victoria’s WorkWell program has launched the new and improved WorkWell Mental Health Toolkit. The toolkit contains practical ideas, tips, tools and good practice suggestions to help employers prevent mental injuries in their workplace with a focus on small businesses.

Free Wellbeing at Work Webinar

Comcare is hosting Professor Karina Jorritsma (Future of Work Institute) on the theme of Wellbeing initiatives: finding what fits on 7 September, a recording will be available to those who cannot attend the live webinar. Register for the webinar.