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Safe Work Month and Mental Health Week 2021

Safe Work Month and Mental Health Week raise community and industry awareness about the importance of work health and safety, and the benefits of mentally healthy workplaces. Everyone has the right to come home safe and healthy at the end of each working day.

This October’s program of professional development events includes the Injury Prevention and Return to Work Conference and Mental Health Forum. All events are online only so you can join us remotely to hear from expert speakers on the latest in work health and safety, rehabilitation and return to work, and mentally healthy workplaces.

We’re also streaming a series of shorter presentations throughout the month including the free Safe Work Month launch on Friday 1 October.

All events are being held online to allow for ongoing COVID restrictions across Queensland and Australia which impact venues, speakers and travel. Livestreaming the events gives certainty they will go ahead as planned and ensures we keep everyone safe.

Show your support for Safe Work Month

There’s plenty of ways your workplace can get involved in Safe Work Month:

  • Attend one of our online events to hear from expert speakers about the future of work, mental health, safety leadership and culture, and good work design.
  • Watch one of our many pre-recorded presentations and share with your colleagues to help raise awareness and knowledge in your workplace.
  • Download free resources to help you plan your own health and safety programs at your workplace.
  • Follow us on social media for news, resources and to keep up to date with Safe Work Month activities and share updates with your networks.

Mental Health Week

Mental Health Week promotes the importance of mental health and wellbeing and reducing the stigma associated with mental illness.  Find out more about Mental Health Week.

Need more information?

  • Email:
  • Contact your local Office of Industrial Relations regional office
  • Call: 1300 362 128