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.


Building Thriving Workplaces

Building Thriving Workplaces: Guidelines and Actions provides practical information on five evidence-based characteristics known as ‘domains’– Leadership, Connectedness, Policy, Capability, and Culture – which are essential for creating positive and thriving workplaces. This guidelines equip readers with evidence and a business case for building thriving workplaces, as well as simple and straightforward ideas to apply.

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2018 Indicators of a Thriving Workplace

The 2018 Indicators of a Thriving Workplace report is the fourth edition of SuperFriend’s annual workplace mental health survey. This edition surveyed over 5,000 Australian workers in a broad range of industries and occupations, exploring 40 scientifically-validated indicators of thriving workplaces. These indicators are presented across five essential domains: leadership, connectedness, policy, capability and culture.


2017 Indicators of a Thriving Workplace

The 2017 Indicators of a Thriving Workplace report is the third edition of SuperFriend’s annual workplace mental health survey. The survey is used to measure and track the current state of mental health and wellbeing in Australian workplaces against the desired state of optimal mental health and wellbeing, using 38 indicators which cover the domains of Leadership, Connectedness, Policies & Practices and Capability & Culture.

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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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Looking After You

Most of us are juggling multiple roles in our lives, and many of these typically involve caring for others. Making self-care a priority with “the life juggle” can be tricky, so to help, we’ve put together this resource packed with simple, easy and free ways you can inject more care for yourself in each and every day.  


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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Preventing suicide in rural areas: resource centre

SuperFriend’s recommended resources to assist in the support of people at risk of, or affected by, suicide in rural areas.