Spinifex

Mentally Healthy Workplace Guidance

Spinifex Recruiting believes that the mental health and wellbeing of our staff is key to organisational success and sustainability. We aim to establish a culture that understands that most mental illness seen in the workplace is treatable and can sometimes be preventable.

All employees have a responsibility to take reasonable care of their own mental and physical health and wellbeing and to take reasonable care that their actions do not affect the health and safety of other people in the workplace.

The below resources offer a range of support and information:

PHONE SUPPORT

Use the phone support lines listed below to speak with trained professionals about mental health issues. Explore the websites listed to find out more information about common signs, symptoms, and treatment options for mental health conditions.

Lifeline 13 11 14

Website: https://www.lifeline.org.au/

Lifeline is a national non-profit organisation that provides free, 24-hour telephone crisis support and suicide prevention services.

Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636

Website: https://www.beyondblue.org.au/

Beyond Blue is a national non-profit organisation that works to build awareness common mental health concerns and provides support via phone, web chat, email, and forum discussion.

Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467

Website: https://www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au/

Suicide Call Back Service is a national service which provides 24/7 professional telephone and online counselling to people affected by suicide. The service provides phone, online chat, and video chat options for support.

MensLine 1300 78 99 78

Website: https://mensline.org.au/

MensLine Australia is a 24/7 telephone and online counselling service designed for men experiencing family and relationship concerns. They also host tip sheets and tool kits on a range of topics on their website.

Q-life 1800 184 527

Website: https://qlife.org.au/

Q-Life provides anonymous and free LGBTI peer support and referral for people wanting to talk about sexuality, identity, gender, bodies, feelings or relationships. Q-Life provides support via telephone and webchat.

Headspace Phone 1800 650 890

Website: https://headspace.org.au/

Headspace provide holistic and tailored mental health support to young people (12-25 years old). Headspace offer face-to-face, phone, online chat and email support and have a range of informational resources on their website.

SANE Australia 1800 187 263

Website: https://www.sane.org/

SANE Australia are a mental health charity who provide support by building awareness of mental health, providing access to online peer support, helpline support and research.

ONLINE SUPPORT

Use the websites listed below to explore information about common mental health conditions, and to gain access to online treatment programs.

Black Dog Institute

Website: https://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/

The Black Dog Institute undertakes research and provides education in relation to the prevention and treatment of mental health illness. They have a range of resources and programs readily available on their website.

Head to Health

Website: https://headtohealth.gov.au/

Head to Health (H2H) is an Australian Government website which provides links to trusted Australian online and phone-based support options, and resources.

E-couch

Website: https://ecouch.anu.edu.au/welcome

E-Couch is a self-help interactive program with modules for depression, anxiety, relationship break down, and grief.

Moodgym

Website: https://moodgym.com.au/

Moodgym is a free, interactive self-help tool which can help people to learn and practise skills which to better manage symptoms of depression and anxiety.

ReachOut

Website: https://au.reachout.com/

ReachOut is an online mental health organisation for young people and their parents. ReachOut provide practical support, tools and tip sheets on their website.

This Way up

Website: https://thiswayup.org.au/contact-us/

This way up provides low cost online learning programs for common mental health concerns. They also freely provide information about a range of common mental health concerns on their website.

MindSpot Clinic

Website: https://mindspot.org.au/

MindSpot is a free service for Australian adults experiencing anxiety, stress, depression, or low mood. The website contains a range of fact sheets on common mental health concerns, an online assessment, access to a therapist to discuss results of the assessment, and access to treatment courses.

GENERAL PRACTITIONER (GP) SUPPORT

A Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP) is a document created between a person and their GP which outlines an action plan to assist the person to recover from mental health issues, and may include the following aspects:

  • A referral to a professional, such as a psychologist or allied health professional
  • Information about resources and support services which may be of assistance
  • Strategies to improve and maintain mental health

Important information:

  • With a MHCP, Medicare will pay some or all the cost of up to 10 sessions with a mental health professional per year.
  • The details of the MHCP remain confidential, and will only be seen by the worker, the GP and the mental health professional they are referred to. The details of the plan will not be discussed with the workplace or with Medicare (unless the worker chooses to do so).