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Mental health initiatives

For: Employers and managers Information seekers

Comcare works in partnership with employers and industry to undertake activities that address our four key mental health priorities.


Employees experience workplace stigma

Due to mental health stigma, workers often do not disclose or seek help at work. Supporting workers early and providing a common language is key for better health outcomes in the long term.

Enhanced manager confidence and capability

Enhanced manager confidence and capability is needed to create a safe culture of understanding and support. Managers play an essential role in supporting employee mental health.

Workplace factors including job exposure

Workplace factors can cause unnecessary stress and can lead to psychological injury for workers. A systematic approach is necessary in preventing negative mental health outcomes.

Recovery and return to work are more complex

Complexities in recovery and return to work processes can negatively impact health outcomes for workers. A focus on early intervention and evidence-based treatment is fundamental to a speedy recovery.

Other mental health initiatives and forums

Page last reviewed: 15 October 2020
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Date printed 31 Oct 2020

https://www.comcare.gov.au/safe-healthy-work/mentally-healthy-workplaces/mental-health-initiatives