On 7 June 2018, the NSW state government announced that it would invest $55m as part of an initiative to improve mental health in the workplace. The NSW Mentally healthy workplaces strategy 2018-2022 sets out a long-term vision to create mentally healthy workplaces across NSW.
It represents the most substantial investment in workplace mental health in Australia’s history and will see collaboration between key government agencies including icare, SafeWork NSW and the State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA) to deliver a range of evidence-informed interventions.
The strategy includes manager training and recovery at work programs, research projects to help inform ongoing strategies, a media campaign and online resources to raise awareness, as well as assessment and mentoring tools to better support business.
For more information: www.safework.nsw.gov.au and https://dominicperrottet.com.au/nsw-budget-record-investment-workplace-mental-health/