Creating a safe and inclusive workplace for people living with a mental health condition

Creating a safe and inclusive workplace for people living with a mental health condition

This article is part of the Filling your Cup series to improve the health of people working in the community mental health sector. Brought to you by WayAhead Workplaces and Mental Health Coordinating Council and written by Steph Thompson, WayAhead Workplaces Lead. The workplace mental health sector has grown in awareness and understanding of the […]

The design of work – how the structure of the organisation we work for, the work we do and how we do it influence our mental health

  This article is part of the Filling your Cup series to improve the health of people working in the community mental health sector. Brought to you by WayAhead Workplaces and Mental Health Coordinating Council and written by Steph Thompson, WayAhead Workplaces Lead. All workplaces have psychosocial risk factors. Plenty of these will be related […]

Mandatory vaccinations and employment conditions

New information sheet on mandatory vaccinations and conditions of employment for the community managed mental health sector Mental Health Coordinating Council recognises community mental health organisations and workers face complex considerations around employment conditions and the COVID-19 vaccination. To help provide guidance around these and other complex issues surrounding the vaccine and conditions of employment […]

Why leaders are so important in supporting good mental health in the workplace and the core competencies needed

This article is part of the Filling your Cup series to improve the health of people working in the community mental health sector. Brought to you by WayAhead Workplaces and Mental Health Coordinating Council and written by Steph Thompson, WayAhead Workplaces Lead. An organisation that is mentally healthy, has a shared vision at all levels […]

Why is workplace mental health important, what is the business case and what are potential barriers?

The first article in the ‘Filling your Cup’ series to improve the health of people working in the community mental health sector. Brought to you by WayAhead Workplaces and Mental Health Coordinating Council and written by Steph Thompson, WayAhead Workplaces Lead. It may seem unnecessary to spend time outlining to those who work in the […]

Report shows significant growth in the community mental health workforce

A new report from Mental Health Coordinating Council finds the community mental health workforce is growing at pace, and demand for a larger and more skilled workforce is set to continue. The Mental Health Workforce Profile: Community Managed Organisations Report 2021 launched in September 2021 collects much needed data on the people driving community managed […]

Advice on COVID-19 Vaccination of Health Care Workers

NSW Ministry of Health Mental Health Branch has provided the following advice to providers on the requirement for health care workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by 30 September 2021. This information is provided by the Ministry regarding the Public Health (COVID-19 Vaccination of Health Care Workers) Order 2021 “In summary, we can confirm that […]

A life changed: understanding mental health through the lens of trauma

Peer Worker, Peer Supervisor and Trainer in mental health details her experiences and how a trauma framework to mental health changed her understanding and life. “You can never accurately predict what tomorrow will bring. Emma eight years ago would never have predicted the Emma writing about herself today.” Eight years ago, Emma had just completed […]

Community sector supporting preventative care for people with mental health conditions

Community psychosocial organisations play a valuable role preventing physical poor health in people with mental health conditions, a recent study by the University of Newcastle described in a peer reviewed paper co-authored by Mental Health Coordinating Council. People living with mental health conditions have a reduced life expectancy of approximately 10 years compared to the […]

MHCC responses to consultations on the National Safety and Quality Mental Health Standards for community managed organisations

Mental Health Coordinating Council welcomed the opportunity to respond to consultations on the development of National Safety and Quality Mental Health Standards for community managed organisations. The standards are being developed by the Australian Commission for Safety and Quality in Health Care in consultation with community managed organisations (CMOs) peak bodies, consumers, carers, healthcare providers, […]