A poor mental health environment at work can lead to good employees leaving the workplace, and losses in morale and productivity. Recent research found that nearly half of employees have left a job because of poor mental health conditions.
It is estimated that 45 per cent of Australians will experience a mental health condition in their lifetime.
Heads Up helps workplaces around Australia take a preventative approach in dealing with mental health issues. The Heads Up program is a Beyond Blue initiative designed to raise awareness among employers and employees of mental health issues.
VACC has partnered with the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the program, and will provide information, guidance and solutions for members and their employees. Members are encouraged to visit the Heads Up website, which includes policy, toolkits, scripts and video case studies.
Contact VACC’s OHSE Unit on (03) 9829 1265.