Searchshow menu

safeworkmonth

SafeWorkMonth

Comcare National Safe Work Month news

16 Oct 2017

Have you explored Safe Work Australia’s National Safe Work Month resources?

06 Oct 2017

BeUpstanding is an evidence based workplace initiative for getting Aussie workers to stand up, sit less and move more. Comcare is supporting the University of Queensland’s flagship product – the Champion Toolkit.

Week 1: Join the Stand at Work revolution

BeUpstanding is an evidence based workplace initiative for getting Aussie workers to stand up, sit less and move more. Comcare is supporting the University of Queensland’s flagship product – the Champion Toolkit. The toolkit is 100% free, and has everything you need to run your very own BeUpstanding workplace program.

As part of a fully guided process, the Champion Toolkit contains posters, videos, email templates, surveys and more.

Find out how your organisation can be involved.

Be Upstanding logo

Week 2: World Mental Health Day – 10 October 2017

World Mental Health Day is a day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy. An initiative of the World Federation for Mental Health to raise public awareness of mental health issues worldwide.

Mental Health Australia’s leading World Mental Health Day campaign in Australia, ‘Do You See What I See?’ challenges perceptions about mental illness in Australia and encourages everyone to look at mental health in a more positive light, in an effort to reduce stigma and make way for more people to seek the help and support they deserve.

Misconceptions and misrepresentations about those experiencing mental illness are damaging to people’s lives and the reality is the vast majority of people affected by mental illness are able to lead independent and contributing lives in the community, with the right treatment and support.

With one in five Australians affected, they form part of our close circles of family, friends and colleagues, and interact with us in our communities every day.

It’s time to look at mental illness in a different light – a positive light.

For more information on World Mental Health day or for mental health resources visit:

Week 3: Leadership and culture

In a world that has become fast paced and ever changing, there are many opportunities and challenges workplaces face to ensure a safe and healthy, communicative organisational culture, resulting in health and wellbeing, and productivity.

We know that highly engaged and productive workplaces:

  • recognise the emotional intelligence of a good leadership and management culture
  • understand why they do the work they do
  • are clear on expectations
  • have the resources to do their work
  • are given the chance to use their strengths each and every day.

Open communication and good wellbeing along with effective mental health strategies will help organisations respond to absenteeism and presenteeism. Comcare has identified a number of resources to aid your workplace in building a productive leadership culture.

Week 4: Comcare innovation

Check back in week four of National Safe Work Month to find out about Comcare’s latest initiative.

Page last updated: 16 Oct 2017