Improving mental health at work for Western Australians


On Thursday, 16 May, Curtin University's Centre for Transformative Work Design and the WA Mental Health Commission collaboratively launched a comprehensive set of mental health support resources to help Western Australian workforce thrive at their workplaces.  
 
The resources, including a new website, aim to assist workplaces to promote positive mental health and wellbeing, and support employee mental health. A key component of the website is a thrive self assessment tool – which enables workplaces of all sizes to review the activities they undertake that contribute to wellness in each aspect of the framework.
 
The website is also a repository for existing resources by key mental health and safe work bodies around Australia and overseas – that guide organisations towards action in each area of the framework.
 
Workplace health and safety legislation acknowledges that employees and employers have a shared responsibility for their own health and safety. However, one in five Australians experience a mental health issue in any given year, so it is critical that workplaces know how to create environments that help employees thrive. 
Visit www.thriveatwork.org.au for more information. For support, call beyondblue on 1300 224 636 for 24/7 free counselling or Lifeline in a crisis situation on 13 11 14.  

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