Mind Your Head

An initiative to create mentally healthy workplaces where employees and employers are empowered to identify psychosocial hazards and prevent injuries.

We're taking action to protect workplace mental health

Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) in partnership with Employers Mutual Limited (EML) and University of South Australia is developing partnerships between unions, employers, research institutions and non-government organisations that aim to create safe systems of work, which in turn support mentally healthy workplaces.

Through an integrated campaign, Mind Your Head will drive employers to create mentally healthy workplaces using a systems approach in addressing work-related factors that influence workplace mental health. The project will build the evidence base to support workplaces to prevent and better manage the hazards that cause psychological distress and injury in the manufacturing, retail trade, financial and insurance services, administrative and support services, public sector and health care and social assistance industries.

The project will provide tailored training to enable employers and employees to identify hazards and address psychosocial risks before they cause mental injury. Tailored, user friendly resources will be developed and available on-line allowing for industry wide access.

WorkWell Toolkit

An online tool helping you take your first steps toward a positive, mentally healthy workplace. The toolkit brings together resources and ideas that have worked for businesses like yours.