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Mental Health Week 2020

Mental Health Week, celebrated annually in October, promotes the importance of mental health and wellbeing and aims to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness.

Due to the difficult circumstances many businesses are facing in light of COVID-19, all Safe Work Month and Mental Health Week digital events are FREE to attend this year.

Whats on?

Mental Health Week promotes the importance of mental health and wellbeing and aims to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness. Check out the events on offer!

  • A conversation with ex AFL superstar and Survivor alumni Simon Black
  • Stress resilient leadership and the why, how and what of workplace wellbeing
  • Achieving mentally healthy workplaces through early intervention
  • Live panel: Managing the mental health impacts of remote and isolated work
  • Trauma informed care and vicarious trauma in healthcare
  • Live panel: Early intervention through peer support programs: what works and how to do it well

Get involved

  • Organise a mental health awareness session to reduce stigma and promote help seeking behaviours. Check out Heads up toolbox talks on how to get a mental health conversation started in your workplace.
  • Learn about the early warning signs that indicate a worker may need support. If you notice any changes in behaviour, engage in meaningful conversations with those who may be under stress.
  • Download our Mentally healthy workplaces toolkit and other information and resources to help you take positive steps towards a mentally healthy workplace.
  • Conduct a psychosocial risk assessment (or review your existing assessment) by talking to workers at team meetings, workplace walk throughs and during individual conversations.
  • Remind staff about how to access information on local mental health services or your employee assistance provider.
  • Arrange a morning tea for staff to help them connect and take a break. Consider fundraising for a mental health organisation doing great work in your community.
  • Find out more about what others are doing at on the Mental Health Week website and register your events on their calendar.

More information

Last updated 11 September 2020