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Mentally healthy workplaces work better for everyone

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Mentally healthy workplaces work better for everyone

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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 mental health conditions
cost Australian employers 

$10.9 billion

every year


research shows:


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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