Consult Australia’s ‘Mental Health Knowledge Hub’

Consult Australia’s ‘Mental Health Knowledge Hub’ provides a one-stop shop for a range of relevant materials to help member firms to create mentally healthy workplaces. The benefits of mentally healthy workplaces are significant – employees feel more empowered to perform at a high-level and comfortably balance work into a healthy life, and thriving organisations can drive the performance of a workplace to deliver a competitive edge.

Resources in this knowledge hub include materials developed by Consult Australia for our sector, and links to best practice material developed by non-government organisations, government agencies and other organisations.

Resources

Our Mental Health Working Group has been developing a series of guides to support our membership and its employees with a range of related concerns that have arisen from COVID-19. Guides currently available include: 

  • Supporting mental health and wellbeing during COVID-19
  • The link between physical health and mental health
  • Identifying a colleague who may be struggling in a remote work environment
  • Remote working tips
  • Domestic and family violence
  • WHS advice in response to COVID-19

These guides are all available with our briefing notes (members only).

Quick facts
Source: Beyond Blue - State of Workplace Mental Health in Australia report
91%
of employees believe mental health in the workplace is important
52%
of employees believe their workplace is ‘mentally healthy’
$11 billion
approximate cost of untreated mental health conditions to workplaces

Useful links

Heads up – Developed by Beyond Blue and supported by the Mentally Healthy Workplaces Alliance, Heads Up provides individuals and businesses tools to creating mentally healthy workplaces.  These tools include personal stories and case studies, training and online programmes, webinars, and the latest statistics and research.

Beyond Blue – Works to raise awareness of depression, anxiety and suicide prevention, reduce the stigma surrounding these issues, and to encourage people to seek support when they need it.  Beyond Blue promotes good mental health across a range of population groups and places in which people live, learn work and play through strong partnerships with academics, governments, NGOs, the corporate sector, service providers, and the community.

Black Dog Institute – A research organisation that aims to reduce the incidence of mental illness, and the stigma around it, to actively reduce suicide rates and empower everyone to live the most mentally healthy lives possible.  The Black Dog Institute are focused on creating a world where mental illness is treated with the same level of concern, immediacy and seriousness as physical illness.

Safe Work Australia – An Australian Government statutory agency with the primary role of developing policies to improve work health and safety arrangements across Australia.  The organisation is responsible for coordinating and developing national policy and strategies, undertaking research and developing model work health and safety laws for implementation by states and territories.

 

More information

For more information about our advocacy work, please contact Consult Australia Policy Advisor, James Robertson at james@consultaustralia.com.au