Safe Work Australia is encouraging Australian business leaders to give their workplaces a ‘Heads Up’ by becoming involved in an Australian first initiative to take action on mental health in their workplace.
The Heads Up campaign launched last month is a joint initiative by beyondblue and the Mentally Healthy Workplace Alliance, of which Safe Work Australia is a founding member. Today, the Heads Up website unveiled a suite of resources and a kit to assist business to create mentally healthy workplaces.
One of Safe Work Australia’s contributions to the Mentally Healthy Workplace Alliance is the release of two fact sheets. Preventing Psychological Injury Under Work Health and Safety Laws assists persons conducting a business or undertaking and workers address psychological health risks to ensure the health, safety and welfare of all persons at work. Workers' Compensation Legislation and Psychological Injury provides a general overview of the employer’s role under workers’ compensation legislation in relation to psychological injuries.