mental health at work: resources for employers

All resources for employers 

Most employers want to support the mental health of young people at work but it can be tough to know what to do and how to get started.  

You don’t need to be an expert in mental health to promote workplace health and safety. As an employer there are lots of things you can do to promote positive practices that help you and your young workers to stay well at work.

Additional Resources

Taking care of yourself at work 

Steps you can take to manage your work role and enhance your mental health at work.  

Tips to keep good mental health 

The 7 tips for a healthy headspace are 7 evidence-based ways that you can actively improve your mental health. 


Social and emotional wellbeing resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander Peoples. 

Black Dog 

6 ways you can help make your workplace mentally healthy.  

Heads Up 

All about creating healthy workplaces, including tips for small business. 


Comprehensive information on mental health responsibilities, stigma reduction, mental health initiatives, and tips for managers on supporting mental health and wellbeing.  


Anybody can have a chat with their doctor (GP) about their mental health. You might like to encourage a young person to check in with their doctor to talk with them about a mental health care plan 

headspace centre 

headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation, providing help and information to 12-25 year olds in order to support their wellbeing. You might like to chat with a young person about connecting with support through their local headspace centre.  


eheadspace provides free online and telephone counselling to young people 12 - 25 and their families and friends. eheadspace might be a useful first step for young people who can’t access face to face support or for those who may be feeling a bit nervous about talking to somebody in person. 

National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation  

The National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organising (NACCHO) is the national leadership body for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health in Australia. Check out the NACCHO website to find an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation or Affiliate near you.

Lifeline 13 11 14  

Free, 24 hour online and telephone crisis support service.   

Suicide Call-back Service 1300 659 467 

Free, 24 hour online and telephone crisis support service for anyone who is affected by suicide.  

Police, Fire, Ambulance 000  

If you’re worried about your safety or the safety of somebody else, please contact emergency services by calling 000. 

A brief guide to the Disability Discrimination Act 

Learn more about disability rights and how the Disability Discrimination Act applies to the workplace. 

Workplace Health and Safety contacts in your State or Territory  

Contact details for the Workplace Health and Safety authorities’ in your State.  

Fair Work

Information and advice about your workplace rights and responsibilities.  

Get Involved

headspace helps hundreds of thousands of young people in Australia access much-needed mental health support. Find out how your organisation can help.