Step 1: Gain leadership support

Workplace health is a leadership issue, and change must start at the top.

Business owners and organisational leaders play a critical role in driving policies and practices that promote mental health in the workplace. They have the capacity to positively influence workplace culture, management practices and the experience of employees.



A key factor for success is ensuring organisational leaders and business owners practise what they preach, leading by example.

Some things you can do to gain leadership support include:


Build your business case

Helping leaders understand why it matters is a key step in gaining their support.

Identify champions

Identify champions and supporters from all levels of the business.

Establish governance

How will decisions be made, and who will have responsibility for implementing the strategy?

Commit resources

Commit human, financial and other resources.