Mental health initiatives
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.
- Mental health coaching service (NewAccess workplaces) project
- Early intervention service pilot project
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.
- Psychosocial risk assessment tool for workplaces
- Lead indicators mentoring program project
- Providing better practice Employer Assistance Program (EAP) services
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.