New Strategy to Combat Mental Health in the Workplace – NSW

By November 2, 2017Uncategorized

The NSW Government is planning a sweeping new strategy to combat mental illness in workplaces across the state.

Peak mental health experts, and representatives from SafeWork NSW, unions and organisations including Uber, Google, Westpac, NSW Ambulance and the Department of Education will attend a two-day summit to design a blueprint for creating mentally healthy workplaces.

A discussion paper released on Friday proposed overhauling potentially discriminatory “risk-based approaches” that some businesses use to deal with mental illness, replacing them with proactive interventions aimed at preventing or mitigating mental health problems.

Employers would be benchmarked against a range of targets to monitor how well they address problems and make improvements.

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Reference: smh.com.au