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Mentally healthy workplaces

Staff and business benefit when people keep mentally healthy at work through a more engaged and productive workforce.

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Free online training programs

The NSW Government is helping to create mentally healthy workplaces by offering non-government businesses with fewer than 200 employees access to free programs.

Find out more about the benefits of a mentally healthy workplace.

Training module for workers' mental wellbeing

Learn about common mental health conditions, how to boost your resilience at work, and what supports are available if you need them

Free online mental health skills training

This 45-minute online training module developed by Black Dog Institute will help you:

  • identify warning signs of mental ill-health
  • understand what support is available
  • learn techniques to improve wellbeing.

Available to complete at a time and pace to suit you.

Access mental health skills training.

Training for managing mental health in your team 

Whether you’re a small business owner, senior leader, middle manager or team leader, find out how you can help make yours a mentally healthy workplace.

Manager training online module

This 60 minute four-part online training module developed by Black Dog Institute provides:

  • information on identifying warning signs of mental ill-health
  • techniques to improve wellbeing
  • skills to support your team

Available to complete at a time and pace to suit you.

Access manager training module.

Managing team wellbeing workshop 

3-hour workshop, delivered by a clinical psychologist from Black Dog Institute via Zoom to help you:

  • identify the signs of mental ill-health among your staff
  • take effective action to support them and your business, with an opportunity to discuss current issues you may be facing

The workshop can be scheduled at a time that suits your business for up to 25 people leaders for each session.

Access managing team wellbeing workshop.

For business owners and leaders 

Work health and safety advice that can help you create a mental health development plan that meets your business’ unique needs.

Free work health and safety advice

Focusses on the mental health capability of your business, by providing one on one tailored advice direct to your business by an organisational psychologist from Assure Programs. A short workplace mental health survey of your staff will be used to collect data to create a mental health development plan tailored specifically to your workplace. Advice can cover topics such as:

  • how to manage teams remotely
  • strategies to ensure you maintain connections and wellness while staff integrate back to work
  • how to help individuals through change and handling sensitive workplace situations will be provided.

Access work health and safety advice

Bullying and violence

Bullying and violence in the workplace includes verbal and physical behaviours that can lead to psychological and physical injuries. To be safe at work read SafeWork NSW information on bullying and violence.

Last updated: 10 June 2020

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