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:
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
Lifeline is a national non-profit organisation that provides free, 24-hour telephone crisis support and suicide prevention services.
Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Use the websites listed below to explore information about common mental health conditions, and to gain access to online treatment programs.
Black Dog Institute
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
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 is a self-help interactive program with modules for depression, anxiety, relationship break down, and grief.
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 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
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 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: