Mentally Healthy Workplaces

Each year, untreated mental health conditions cost Australian employers $10.9 billion.

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Why create a mentally healthy workplace? 51 percent of Australians have left a job because of poor mental health conditions and 40 percent have stayed in a job longer because the environment was mentally healthy.

A mentally healthy workplace is good for workers–and great for business! Mentally healthy workplaces:

  • Reduce costs associated with absenteeism and high turnover
  • Improve employee engagement, morale and retention
  • Increase ability to attract good staff
  • Improve productivity which can result in improved financial performance
  • Reduce workers’ compensation claims and insurance premium costs
  • Reduce litigation and fines for breaches of health and safety laws, and
  • Reduce discrimination claims.

In fact, studies show a $2.30 return for every $1 invested in workplace mental health.

What next?

We offer a range of innovative, evidence-based solutions (programs and resources) for improving mental health and wellbeing in your workplace. This includes:

  • Providing you with information, advice and strategies to help you get started 
  • Creating a strong workplace culture, through employee engagement and education, and
  • Supporting Employees on an individual level, by encouraging peer-to-peer support.

If you want to learn more about building a mentally healthy workplace, creating a business case for investing in mental wellbeing or guidelines for promoting positive mental health in the workplace, subscribe to SuperFriend News.

Getting Started

When you and your organisation decide to create a more mentally healthy environment for your staff, it can be difficult to know where to begin or how to harness the benefits of such a culture. SuperFriend offers easily-accessible, evidence-based advice, programs and guidance to help you form a thriving workforce.   These resources will help you to build a workplace environment that is supportive, cohesive and respectful, which ultimately enables workers to be more engaged, positive, and effective at work.

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Improving Culture

SuperFriend offers innovative, evidence-based advice, programs and guidance to help you improve the culture of your workplace.

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Supporting colleagues

The majority of people spend a large majority of their time in the workplace, and therefore it is an ideal environment to observe changes in someone’s behaviour or make vital connections with people who may be in need of support. SuperFriend offer the following programs and resources to encourage peer-to-peer support and promote communication in the workplace.

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