SuperFriend supports research and an evidence-based approach to improving workplace mental health. The following resources have been produced by SuperFriend in conjunction with mental health experts to provide simple, practical information to assist you to improve the mental health of your workplace.


TAKING ACTION - A Best Practice Framework for the Management of Psychological Claims

A Best Practice Framework for the Management of Psychological Claims and its eight Action Area guidelines provide a roadmap of practical recommendations to improve the psychological and financial outcomes for the person on claim and the insurer. The Evidence Review that informed the development of these resources is also available for download. 

Action Area 7: Engaging Employers in Stay at Work/Return to Work, SuperFriend’s latest guide providing practical guidance for life insurers, to deliver best practice Stay at Work and Return to Work support for employers and employees is available via this link.

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Indicators of a Thriving Workplace Survey

The 2017 Indicators of a Thriving Workplace Survey is the latest research produced by SuperFriend which measures the current state of workplace mental health and wellbeing in Australia. This is the third year this research has been conducted to track the progress of Australian workplaces towards the optimal state of a mentally healthy workplace using 38 desired state indicators. In this edition, over 5,000 workers across Australia from different business sizes, industries and locations were surveyed.

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Work in Progress (WIP) 2016

The Work In Progress survey, commissioned by SuperFriend, provides a snapshot of the state of workplace mental health and wellbeing in Australia. The 2016 Work in Progress Report provides an update on the baseline of attitudes and actions for mental health and wellbeing in Australian workplaces, first established in the 2015 report.  The report provides more evidence and support for investing in the mental health of workers to achieve enhanced productivity, employee performance and satisfaction at work. 

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Work in Progress (WIP) 2015

This resource identifies for the first time what success looks like – the key, measurable characteristics of a mentally healthy workplace. The distance between the desired-state and the current-state across Australian workplaces was then measured through a national quantitative survey.

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Promoting Positive Mental Health in the Workplace - Guidelines for Organisations

Guidelines containing actionable strategies that organisations, teams and individuals can use to promote positive mental health in and through the workplace. Rather than focusing on the reducing the negative impacts that the work environment can have on employees and organisations, promoting positive mental health in the workplace develops environments where employees can flourish and reach their optimal potential. This resource explains how. 

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Peer Support Booklet

This booklet helps you to learn more about mental health and how to get help for yourself or a friend or colleague. It provides a number of practical suggestions for listening to and supporting work colleagues.

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Resource Centre - best practice guidelines, case studies and practical tools (Victorian Workplace Mental Wellbeing Collaboration)

A number of practical resources to ensure you’re accessing what you need to know for promoting positive mental wellbeing in your workplace. These resources meet strict standards of SuperFriend and our government and regulator VWMWC partners, VicHealth and WorkSafe Victoria.  They 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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Suicide and Mental Illness Language Guide

Stigma is one of the biggest barriers to people seeking help for mental health issues as it forces people to keep quiet about their mental health which can have extremely dangerous consequences. The language we use is a large contributor to that stigma and we can all help to reduce the stigma by ensuring we are speaking about mental health respectfully. This resource can be printed off this guide for your work desk!

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Managing Bereavement Grief and Loss Booklets

‘Managing Bereavement, Grief and Loss’ booklets equip employees and employers with the skills and confidence to support themselves and colleagues experiencing loss, and educates about the helpful and harmful actions to take during this time.

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