Resources for Employers

Is your workplace good to go?

Want to support your employees so they can continue to give their best? Here you will find a collection of resources designed to help employers create and maintain a mentally healthy workplace.

For the Construction Industry and companies that service the construction industry.

What is it?
In this free, face-to-face training, you’ll learn how to promote a healthier workplace for your staff, boosting retention, productivity and general wellbeing. Participants will find out how to spot people in the workplace who are experiencing mental health issues, and how to assist them to address these issues. The training is facilitated by our partners MATES in Construction and based on the philosophy that we should all look out for our mates in the workplace.

Who is it for?
This training is tailored to employers and managers in the building and construction industry and for companies who service the construction industry.

It is a great introduction for employers and managers who want to learn about mental health awareness specific to their sector.

How do I access it?
The Apprenticeship Community office is hosting free training sessions bi-monthly over the next six months. The sessions run for one hour, from 8.30am – 9.30am.

To find out about the next available session, or to register your place,

contact us on 08 6165 3362
or email

Who is it for?
The services outlined in this flyer have been designed specifically for people working in the construction industry.

How do I access it?
Click here to download a copy of this flyer.

What is it?
This comprehensive PDF toolkit is designed to help employers and managers to better understand mental health and its impact on the workplace. Inside you’ll find important facts and information about mental health and practical steps that you can follow to make your workplace a supportive and positive environment for your employees.

Who is it for?
This toolkit has been written for use by employers or managers who are looking for a step-by-step guide to improving mental health in their workplace.

How do I access it?
Click here to download the toolkit.

Important Facts about Mental Health and the Workplace

Mental illness
is now the leading cause of sickness absence and long-term work incapacity in Australia.

One in six
working-age Australians are currently experiencing mental illness, most commonly depression and anxiety.

Mental health conditions
like depression and anxiety, are costing Australian businesses between $11 and $12 billion dollars each year through:

  • Staff being absent from work (sick days)
  • Reduced work performance and productivity (presenteeism - at work but not working well)
  • Increased staff turnover rates and associated recruitment and training costs
  • Compensation claims.

If you, or someone you know, is in need of immediate support, we encourage you to take advantage of the following resources…

24/7 MATES in Construction Helpline
– Building and Construction Industry

For immediate help and support for yourself, a family member or a colleague who is doing it tough.

Contact MIC’s 24/7
help & referral line 1300 642 111


If you are thinking about suicide or experiencing a personal crisis help is available.

No one needs to face their problems alone.

Call Lifeline 24/7
on 13 11 14