Workplace mental health

Practical insights to empower employers to better support workers

Not all injuries or barriers in the workplace are physical. Which is why we believe that prioritising the holistic wellbeing of employees is pivotal to building mentally healthy workplaces. We actively work with Australian businesses and expert mental health partners to inform and drive positive action on workplace mental health.

We’ve developed a dedicated space for employers and workers to support mentally healthy workplaces.

We recognise that we’re all likely to experience vulnerability at some point in our lives and that it’s the role of insurance to give confidence in tomorrow. Through our Personal Injury Division, we’re a leading provider of Workers' Compensation and offer a range of support and services for the evolving needs of Australian workplaces.

Find out more about how we support workplaces.

Experiencing anxiety, hardship or vulnerability? We’re here to help. Call us to find out about additional support and flexible options that may be available to you. 

We’re calling on organisations to better understand the needs and expectations of a diverse, multigenerational workforce, and to deliver tailored mental health solutions.

Our research shows as Australia emerges from the initial waves of disruption caused by the pandemic, employee expectations around the role of work are continuing to shift. With more generations working alongside each other and factors in the economic and broader environment impacting overall sentiment towards work, the delivery of an effective workplace mental health strategy is becoming more complex.

Our research has identified five key action areas for employers to focus on to support the mental wellbeing of employees at work. Download our action guides for tips, strategies and resources that can be tailored to specific business needs.


  1. 1 Based on figures from YouGov Future Thriving Workplaces research, YouGov (2020). (1,005 workers and 501 managers surveyed).
1 Based on figures from YouGov Future Thriving Workplaces research, YouGov (2020). (1,005 workers and 501 managers surveyed).
Our research looked at how to have important conversations in the modern workplace and found that many Australian employees and employers are uncomfortable navigating these discussions in the workplace. While they can be challenging, these conversations are an opportunity to build trust and help support a mentally healthy workplace.

Whether you are a manager or an employee, we encourage you to explore our toolkits to help with having important conversations in your workplace.
Fostering workplaces that have the resources and knowledge to properly support mental health and general wellbeing is essential.

The Workplace Wave (September 2022) shows the distinct ‘waves’ of change experienced by organisations and their employees since COVID-19 first disrupted workplaces in 2020.  

There have been permanent shifts in employee engagement, desired ways of working and, in turn, mental health.  

Finding Balance in the Modern Workplace (August 2021) reflects on the impact of the pandemic on Australian workplaces.

With the evolving demands of the modern workplace, more Australians are struggling to find a balance between work and personal life.
Future Thriving Workplaces (September 2020) explores what both employers and employees need most to create sustainable change in their work environments.

The report also gives recommendations for how to overcome barriers to implementing mental health initiatives.
We offer a range of training and webinar sessions that cover various aspects of workplace health, safety and wellbeing. Our training platform allows you to view and book upcoming training courses and access our webinar library.
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