18 July 2013
Call for Good Practice to showcase Mentally Healthy Workplaces
The Mentally Healthy Workplace Alliance (the Alliance) is a new national approach by business, community and government to encourage Australian workplaces to become mentally healthy for the benefit of the whole community and businesses, big and small.
Mentally healthy workplaces make sure people who experience mental health difficulties are supported and the workplaces have positive cultures that are conducive to mental wellbeing. With one in five adults or 3.2 million Australians experiencing a mental health difficulty in any year, there are many things workplaces can do to assist in turning these statistics around.
The Call for Good Practice provides an opportunity for businesses of all sizes and across all industries to demonstrate leadership in the area by showcasing their approach to creating a mentally healthy workplace. The Alliance considers good practice for a mentally healthy workplace as practices that workplaces believe have been helpful in maintaining and enhancing mental health and wellbeing in the workplace.
All submissions will be presented in a final report and will help inform the development of practical resources for Australian businesses - these will include tips, advice, case-studies, video interviews and fact sheets.
Update: The National Mental Health Commission is pleased to announce that the Mentally Healthy Workplace Alliance's 'Call for Good Practice' has been extended until Saturday 31 August 2013.
Further information on the Mentally Healthy Workplace Alliance and the Call for Good Practice.