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Australian adults spend about a third of life at work1 so the workplace is a great opportunity to improve mental health

Tools and resources

No matter what industry you're in, your people are your greatest asset. The success of your business depends on them. As a manager, there are simple steps you can take to support your workers' mental health so they can do their best work for you.

These tools and resources will help you get started.

Improve your knowledge of mental health at work

Improving your knowledge of mental health at work can boost your confidence and skills to stay mentally fit, recognise early signs of mental ill-health, be supportive and connect to support when you or someone you know needs it.

Read on for resources to help you stay well at work.

Support yourself and others

Learn how to support yourself and others to be your best every day at work and what support services and tools are available:

Create a positive culture

Contribute to creating a positive workplace culture where everyone feels valued, included, safe and that it is ok to ask for support. Learn how to create a positive and inclusive culture.

Access free online mental health training and advice

Learn how to support your team and manage your own mental health at work by signing up for our free online program 'Managing for team wellbeing'. Download our flyer to share with others.

Access the People at Work tool

People at Work is a psychosocial risk assessment process. It is Australia’s only validated and evidence based psychosocial risk assessment survey tool with benchmarking that measures psychosocial hazards and factors. People at Work can help you comply with your health and safety duties, better manage work-related psychosocial hazards and factors and prevent psychological harm.

Organisations that undertake People at Work will have access to:

  • the People at Work survey, a psychosocial risk assessment tool that is now available digitally to Australian organisations at no cost
  • all materials required to administer and report on the People at Work survey, including access to automated and customised reports, interactive learning modules and resources to assist in implementing a psychosocial risk management approach and evaluating the effectiveness of chosen interventions.

After something more specific?

Below are more tools and resources to assist.

Tailored tools for workers

Mental health services and resources to support multicultural and indigenous workers

Young workers

  • Are you a young worker? Use this toolkit to stay healthy and safe at work.
  • Check out ReachOUT and Headspace for resources and tools tailored for young people.
  • YCENTRAL is a free, one-stop shop, for young people 12 to 25 years which provides early intervention, offering access to a range of health service providers for the youth on the NSW Central Coast. It also has specific resources for indigenous youth.
  • Youth beyondblue - Can provide information about anxiety, depression and suicide to young people in Australia aged 12–25 years. 
    • Check in app is for anyone who wants to check in with a friend but is concerned about saying the wrong thing or making the situation worse.
    • Phone: 1300 22 4635
    • Online forums
    • Chat online (3pm to 12am (AEST) every day)
  • Lifeline is national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services. Lifeline Service Finder - is a directory of free or low cost health and community services available in Australia. Phone (crisis number): 13 11 14 Phone (enquiries): 6215 9400 .
Bullying

Bullying and violence in the workplace includes verbal and physical behaviours that can lead to psychological and physical injuries. To be safe at work go to Safework.nsw.gov.au for information on bullying and violence.

Industry & region specific resources
Legal obligations
Research

Learn more about the strategy and how it can help your business and workers.


  1. PWC & Medibank Health Solutions, Workplace wellness in Australia - aligning with aims: optimising the benefits of workplace wellness, 2010