I am a manager

Manager tools and resources

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.

Find out how to create a positive and inclusive culture.

Mental health is extremely important for all workers. This two part short video series will assist businesses in building a psychologically healthy and safe workplace using the SafeWork Australia guide: Work-related psychological health and safety: A systematic approach to meeting your duties.

Part 1 - Prevention

Part 2 - Early intervention

These webinars are for information only and are not eligible for the Small business rebate.

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

Are you experiencing bullying at work? Here is a guide from Safe Work Australia to assist you in what steps to take.

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