Vicarious trauma refers to the cumulative impact of empathetic engagement with other people’s trauma. With support by WorkSafe WorkWell and together with teams from the Departments of Justice and Community Safety and the Department and Families, fairness and Housing, The Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU) developed a website with information for organisations, managers and employees on how to become vicarious trauma aware and introduce practices that could help prevent or lessen the impact of vicarious trauma.
Heads Up has a resource hub for employees, employers, and managers to take action. It was created by Beyond Blue and the Mentally Healthy Workplace Alliance in 2014 after they joined forces to help Australian business develop a solid understanding of depression and anxiety in the workplace and to create more mentally healthy workplaces.
The website of BC First Responders Mental Health has resources of value to the specific risks and issue emergency service workers in Victoria face.
The Mentally Healthy Workplace Alliance was established by the National Mental Health Commission in 2012. Their website does not have resources but there is a link to work they do, such as forums, to help business, community and government encourage Australian workplaces to become mentally healthy for the benefit of the whole community and businesses, big and small.
The WorkSafe WorkWell program aims to make mental health and wellbeing a priority in the workplace through access to resources, funding and knowledge sharing. It includes the WorkWell Toolkit – an online tool helping you take your first steps towards a positive, mentally healthy workplace.
R U OK? Day is a national action day on the second Thursday in September run by the R U OK? Day Foundation that focuses on encouraging people to have regular and meaningful conversations about mental health. Materials are available to support conversations about mental health in the workplace.
Black Dog Institute was founded in 2002 and is a facility for research, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder. Black Dog Institute publish a range of research material on mental illness and offer various training and education support programs.
Superannuation provider SuperFriend have online resources to improve leadership, culture and communication to ‘build thriving workplaces’
The Victorian Mental Wellbeing Collaboration has practical resources for employers with have a strong foundation in occupational health and safety and want to go ‘above and beyond’. Resources have been categorised according the six pillars of promoting positive mental health in the workplace: developing a work environment that promotes positive mental health; Positive leadership style; Communicating Effectively; Recruitment and Selection of Employees; Supporting and Developing Employees.
Workplace Strategies has a wealth of training, information and other resources to manage workplace issues to improve psychological health in the workplace.
Great-West Life Centre for Mental Health in the Workplace offers a wide variety of free online resources to assist employers with addressing various aspects of workplace mental health such as awareness, communication, change management, prevention, promotion, crisis response, management training and employee resources.
The Mental Health Commission of Canada have developed a website with resources for implementing their National Standard – known as the National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in Canadian Workplaces. It contains documents, case study research project, promising practices and testimonials.
OzHelp’s website offers resources for workplace-based, early intervention, suicide prevention and social capacity building.
SANE Australia, offer resources and information for better mental health at work.
Comcare‘s Mental health and Wellbeing at Work Training is a program that helps to reduce the human and financial costs of workplace injuries and disease in Australia.
The People at Work Project is a psychosocial risk assessment process that measures how different workplace characteristics influence employee health and wellbeing, focusing particularly on risks to psychological health