Participatory Design of Mentally Healthy Work

A project that aims to create a system that measurably improves the mental health of frontline workers by eliminating or reducing psychological risk factors.

Improving mental health for frontline workers

The Australian Workers' Union (AWU) is working with employees, leaders and Health and Safety Representatives at the Department of Environment Land Water and Planning (DELWP).

Project partner RMIT will engage with frontline firefighters using a participatory approach to identify and inform the development of targeted interventions.

With the support of DELWP, strategies will be implemented and evaluated in participating workgroups, involving up to 250 firefighters. Project findings will benefit DELWP's leaders and employees, and support a culture that promotes positive mental health and the prevention of mental injury.

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.