Initiatives for mentally healthy workplaces
A range of initiatives is being released by the NSW Government to help workplaces boost employee mental health.
Statistics suggest that one in six Australian employees is currently experiencing mental ill health, and employers are being encouraged to help do something about it.
The government is also offering programs for employees to learn about tackling mental ill health in the workplace.
Assure Programs, an independent work health and safety consultant, can help businesses identify how well mental health is managed in the workplace.
With tailored, expert guidance and resources targeted towards small and medium businesses in Sydney and the Central Coast, Assure Programs helps employers learn how to create their own mental health and development plan.
The Black Dog Institute is hosting free mental health training for managers at medium-sized businesses in Sydney and the Central Coast.
This training is designed to equip companies with the knowledge, confidence and strategies to support the mental wellbeing of their workforce.
Black Dog is also offering a program for employees in the Hunter and Northern NSW regions. Employees will gain an understanding of common mental health conditions, develop skills to have difficult conversations and learn about disclosure in the workplace.
For more information and to sign up, visit mentalhealthatwork.nsw.gov.au and complete the online form.
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