NSW Ministers recently announced the Mentally Healthy Workplaces in NSW Strategy 2022, pledging $55 million for mental health initiatives.
The Strategy was developed in collaboration with people that have experience with mental health issues first-hand – including workers, advocates, workers and industry and worker representatives.
Ministers highlighted that it is the single biggest investment in workplace mental health Australia has ever seen.
With mental ill health affecting half a million NSW workers at any given time, the ministers highlighted the importance of investing in mental health initiatives.
The plan will include manager training and recovery at work programs, research projects to help inform ongoing strategies, a media campaign and online resources to raise awareness, assessment and mentoring tools to support businesses.