Mentally Healthy Workplace Alliance

An Alliance of national organisations from the business, union, community and government sectors leading change to promote and create mentally healthy workplaces.

Established by the Commission in 2012, the Alliance aims to make sure all people in the Mentally Healthy Workplace Allianceworkplace, including those who experience mental health difficulties, their families and those who support them, are supported.  This includes minimising harm, promoting protective factors and having positive cultures that are conducive to mental wellbeing. It also recognises that a mentally healthy workplace is not just good for people, it is also very good for business.

All members share a commitment to supporting Australian workplaces to take active steps to create workplaces that are mentally healthy.

Learn more about the work of the Mentally Healthy Workplace Alliance.


Developing a Mentally Healthy Workplace

Video stories

Another core piece of the Alliance's work, which features as part of Heads Up , is nine video stories (case studies) showcasing the mental health and welbeing initiatives of a range of organisations.You can view these videos on YouTube via the links below:

Clean Force

Clean Force's mission is to provide both high-quality commercial cleaning services, and enriching jobs for people with mental health conditions, who are often excluded from the workforce. Creating a mentally healthy workplace is an inherent part of this aim.
Clean Force Video

Fire and Rescue NSW

While firefighting is a rewarding experience, Fire and Rescue NSW recognised that the role can be extremely demanding and traumatic.
Fire and Rescue NSW Video

Out Doors Inc.

Out Doors Inc.'s approach to mental health is evident in its workplace philosophy of fostering mental health wellness and a culture of openness.
Our Doors Inc. Video

Craze Lateral

As a very small company, resources for internal mental health initiatives are limited.  Craze Lateral's primary focus for improving employees' mental health is through its local Bushcare Group.
Craze Lateral (Small Business) Video

Entity Solutions

Entity Solutions runs a range of initiatives to support a mentally healthy workplace -- formal and informal, financial and non-financial, and recurring and one-off. These are linked to the company's corporate social responsibility mission statement.
Entity Solutions Video


Caterpillar's safety record at its Burnie facility has been consistently strong, with a low number of lost-time injuries.
Catapillar Underground Mining Video

King & Wood Mallesons

Together with four major law firms in Australia and The College of Law, King & Wood Mallesons developed resilience@law.
King & Wood Mallesons Video

Access EAP

To address mental health and wellbeing in the workplace, Access EAP launched monthly workshops focusing on topics around mental health and resilience.
Access EAP Video


ISS Facility Services

One of Australia's largest facility services providers, ISS provides a range of functions including facility management, cleaning, security services, and management of open spaces.
ISS Facility Services Video

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The Commission acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands throughout Australia.
We pay our respects to their clans, and to the elders, past and present, and acknowledge their continuing connection to land, sea and community.


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Lived Experience

We acknowledge the individual and collective contributions of those with a lived and living experience of mental ill-health and suicide, and those who love, have loved and care for them. Each person’s journey is unique and a valued contribution to Australia’s commitment to mental health suicide prevention systems reform.