The workplace is an important setting for mental health promotion and prevention of mental ill-health and suicide given people spend one third of their day at work and work is generally good for our mental health. A number of studies support investment in mental health workplace programs and have direct benefits in reducing absenteeism and improving worker productivity.

The Institute works with a range of organisations to improve their response to workplace mental health, including:
  • workplace health policy and program review;
  • development of workplace mental health programs and policies;
  • implementation and delivery of workplace mental health initiatives such as education and training and awareness campaigns around reduction of stigma, how to recognise and act on signs of mental-ill health in staff and how to have safe conversations about suicide in the workplace.

Click here to listen to Program Manager Nicola Ingold speak about the importance of workplace mental health on ABC local radio.

Learn more about the Institute's Workplaces programs, by clicking on the links below.