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MENTALLY HEALTHY WORKPLACES WORK BETTER FOR EVERYONE

EVERY $1 BUSINESSES INVEST IN MENTAL HEALTH RETURNS $2.30

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EVERY $1 BUSINESSES INVEST IN MENTAL HEALTH RETURNS $2.30

MENTALLY HEALTHY WORKPLACES ATTRACT TOP EMPLOYEES

71% said it's important when applying for jobs

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MENTALLY HEALTHY WORKPLACES ATTRACT TOP EMPLOYEES

What is Heads Up?

Mentally healthy workplaces work better for everyone, and Heads Up is all about giving individuals and businesses free tools and resources to take action.

Develop an action plan to create a mentally healthy workplace, find out about taking care of your own mental health, and get tips on having a conversation with someone you're concerned about.

After all, promoting mental health in the workplace is everyone's responsibility. However small you decide to start, take the first step towards a more mentally healthy workplace today.   

Joining Heads Up means we can keep in touch with you and support you on your journey. We'll also keep you up to date with newly launched resources and share tips to make you and your workplace more mentally healthy.

Why your workplace should be mentally healthy

At any given time
1 in 5

employees are likely to be experiencing a 
mental health condition

Untreated depression
results in over

6 million

working days lost

each year in Australia

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research shows:


$2.30

is the average return on investment for every $1 invested in creating a mentally healthy workplace

How to make your workplace mentally healthy 

Take the first step by creating a customised action plan for your business. This interactive tool will help you identify priority areas and provide guidance on how to get started. You’ll also have access to a whole range of resources to support you.

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    R U OK? workplace resources

    A new workplace campaign by suicide prevention organisation R U OK? aims to remind workmates that while there are some things you shouldn't ask a colleague, "Are you okay?" isn't one of them.
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    Improving the health of Australia’s truck drivers

    For Australia’s truck drivers, long working hours cause stress, raising the risk of them developing a mental health condition, which can then lead to substance abuse. While one in five Australians are likely to be experiencing a mental health condition at any one time, professional truck drivers have a 7% higher chance of developing depression than other Australians.
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    The challenge of suicide in the construction industry

    Construction workers are more than twice as likely to suicide as other people in Australia. One of the challenges for the industry is employment security, with many workers hired on a project-by-project basis, which could last from several weeks or, if they’re lucky, to a few years. There also remains a stigma in the industry about men reaching out and seeking help.
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