Mental health and wellbeing workplace revolution on way

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Health and Wellbeing Pillar

The Give Where You Live Foundation has launched an exciting new knowledge-sharing network as part of a ground-breaking initiative to protect mental wellbeing in Geelong workplaces.

Funded by WorkSafe, the WorkWell Program aims to promote workplace mental health and wellbeing and prevent mental illness and injury among identified vulnerable Victorian workers.

The program will do this by building the capacity of workplaces to create environments where employees can thrive, ultimately establishing long term, sustainable and organisational-wide change through collaborative efforts.

The Give Where You Live Learning Network will connect mental health experts with employers and workers in small-to-medium enterprises across the G21 region, to share best practice information and ideas around mental health and safety at work.

This will create workplaces that protect the mental health and wellbeing of all, but particularly its more vulnerable younger workers (aged 15 -24 years).

The Learning Network will align with the objectives of G21 Region Opportunities for Work (GROW), to help build stronger and more sustainable employment in the G21 region.

Focus will be on supporting small-to-medium businesses across the G21 region as they co-design tools and strategies to change cultures, policies, systems and behaviours to protect and promote mental health.

Key partners in the Give Where You Live Learning Network include:

  • Barwon Adolescent Taskforce
  • Committee for Geelong
  • Deakin University
  • G21 – Geelong Region Alliance
  • Gforce Employment Solutions
  • Northern Futures

Small and medium enterprises help drive the local economy, and this is an opportunity to help build the capacity of these workplaces to create environments where employees can thrive.

If you would like to get involved with the WorkWell Learning Network, contact Liz on 0438 325 194 or via email at liz@givewhereyoulive.com.au.