Participatory design of mentally healthy work

Led by the Australian Workers Union. This project created programs to support new career opportunities for medically retired frontline firefighters.


The Australian Workers Union championed supportive career transitions

The Australian Workers Union demonstrated that conversations, access to support, tailoring information to needs, coaching, guidance tools and creating new opportunities have emerged as important considerations for managing the impacts of workplace change.

Participatory Design of Mentally Healthy Work - Case study

Mentally healthy workplaces support workers through change

This project engaged frontline workers in conversations about their experience of stress in the workplace to better understand the impacts on mental health. The Medical Transition Support Program and Training and Career Development Framework have helped reduce mental illness stigma in the workplace and provided support to firefighters going through the medical reclassification process.

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The WorkWell Toolkit is a free online tool. It uses a step by step approach to help business leaders to promote a mentally healthy workplace and prevent mental injury through access to tailored and relevant research, tools and information.

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