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Sign up your business to receive free support

We have two programs to assist workplaces to create mentally healthy workplaces.

Free independent WHS advice for businesses

Free work health and safety (WHS) advice from Assure Programs, that will help you support your workers to be their best every day and improve the productivity and success of your business.

The program involves a representative from Assure Programs, helping you to see how well your business manages mental health. Your business data will be kept confidential and any data reported or shared will be de-identified. Tailored expert guidance and resources will be provided to help you develop a  mentally healthy workplace development plan. The plan will help your business build your capability to assess and manage workplace factors that impact mental health.

The following areas will be considered:

  • leadership, policies and processes
  • managing workplace factors
  • creating a positive culture, education and training and
  • support services and tools.

The expert WHS consultancy program is for small and medium sized businesses across all industry types.

This program will initially be rolled out to Sydney metro and Gosford regions. The program will be extended to regional areas in 2019.

Register your interest in this program by completing the below online form.

Free training for managers

As a manager, you have a unique opportunity to support your team to be their best every day and impact the productivity and success of your business.

Free manager training will be conducted by the Black Dog Institute and is now available to help you develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to, support your team, enable flexible work where it’s possible, design work and workspaces that promote wellbeing, and prevent factors that impact mental health.

It also means, when workers face challenges, you can recognise early signs of mental ill-health and use appropriate strategies to support their recovery at work.

The manager training program is targeting medium sized businesses in the following high-risk industries:

  • professional, scientific and technical services
  • information media/telecommunications
  • transport, postal and warehousing; and
  • manufacturing.

This program will initially be rolled out to Sydney metro and Gosford regions and will be extended to regional areas in 2019.

Register your interest in this program by completing the below online form.

Both programs are offered in Sydney metro and Gosford regions. The programs will be extended to regional areas in 2019.

You can sign up to these programs now or register your interest by filling out the online form.

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Our collection and privacy notice and terms and conditions are outlined below.

Collection and Privacy notice
  1. SafeWork NSW collects the information you provide in this form to determine your eligibility for the free programs, to improve the quality of our services, and to provide you with information about other programs we offer.
  2. We will also use your information to establish and maintain a secure database for use by the mental health project team for stakeholder related activities such as sending you our newsletters, contacting you about the work of the mental healthteam, providing you with an opportunity to work with us, and inviting you to participate in our programs.

You can opt out from receiving our communications by contacting the Mental Health team via email at mentally.healthy.workplaces@safework.nsw.gov.au or unsubscribing from our newsletter at any time.

  1. You are not required to provide SafeWork with the information requested in the form, however failure to provide this information may result in us not being able to fully consider your application to our programs.
  2. Your information may be provided to a third-party for the management of the free programs. If you are eligible for any of the programs above the third party provide will be in touch with you to further progress this application and/or your businesses entitlement to other programs unless you have asked us not to.
  3. Your information may also be provided to a third party who conducts surveys or activities to evaluate the SafeWork NSW products and programs. You may opt out of any activities arising from this arrangement at any time.
  4. SafeWork will only provide your personal information to a third party if that third party has agreed to handle that information in accordance with the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998.
  5. SafeWork NSW collects and manages the personal information you provide in accordance with the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 and our Privacy Management plan You have the right to access and correct your personal and health information at any time by contacting us in writing: Privacy Contact Officer, SafeWork NSW, Locked Bag 2906, Lisarow NSW 2252. You can read more about our privacy policy here.
Terms and Conditions

To be eligible for the NSW Governments’ free mentally healthy workplace programs you must meet the following terms and conditions:

1.1.1. You must own a business registered in NSW and have a current ABN at the time you apply for the NSW Government free mentally healthy workplaces programs.

You are NOT eligible to apply if your business is registered in another state or territory or is a business that is an investment trust, managed fund or a strata title scheme.

1.1.2. Your business must produce goods or provide services in NSW

1.1.3. Your business must fall within the scope of specified eligibility for each of the free mentally healthy workplaces program you are interested in. Note each free program has their own eligibility requirements with regard to business size, industry type and region.

1.1.4. When referring to business size in the free program sign up it refers to full-time employees (or equivalent).

1.1.5. Your business must be your main source of income.