Creating Mentally Healthy Workplaces in the Victorian Construction Industry
The importance of creating and sustaining mentally healthy workplaces is an increasing point of focus for businesses in a multitude of sectors across Australia. The construction industry is one of those sectors where there is an opportunity and need for change in the way projects are procured, planned and delivered.
Recognising the importance of directly addressing these issues, CCF Victoria is taking proactive steps to design and introduce practical initiatives to assist and support construction businesses, their owners and managers to build mentally healthy workplaces.
Mentally healthy workplaces are not only good for staff, but they are good for business. According to a 2014 PwC Report, for every $1 invested in successful mental health initiatives, businesses see an average of $2.30 return on investment.
The Positive Plans – Positive Futures Project developed by CCF Victoria is a State-wide initiative supported by WorkSafe’s WorkWell Mental Health Improvement Fund.
The Project aims to use Mental Health Action Plans as a key driver to prevent work related stress and burn-out, and improve mental health outcomes for young workers and senior professionals in the civil construction industry.
PwC Report – Creating a Mentally Healthy Workplace Return on Investment Analysis: https://www.headsup.org.au/docs/default-source/resources/beyondblue_workplaceroi_finalreport_may-2014.pdf
WorkSafe’s WorkWell Mental Health Improvement Fund: https://www.workwell.vic.gov.au/fund