At last week’s HSR Conference we heard from several Unions on their WorkSafe-funded projects to produce better outcomes for injured workers.
Each project uses different methods to address common psychological hazards in their industries. Follow the links below to find out more about each project.
Mind Your Head Campaign
The Mind Your Head campaign is about recognising the impact our workplaces have on our mental health and encouraging action in workplaces to address mental health hazards by bringing unions, employers and regulators together to provide the resources and tools required to identify and address workplace mental health hazards.
Learn more and sign up to Mind Your Head, here.
CPSU Vicarious Trauma Training
The CPSU, who represent the Victorian Public Service, have established a new website to raise awareness and introduce practices to prevent or lessen the impact of vicarious trauma, which occurs when workers are exposed to traumatic content, or hear or read about traumatic details in the course of their work. The website’s content is relevant to all organisations whose staff engage with traumatic content as part of their work.
You can view the CPSUs website here.
AMWU Collaboration Between Workers and Management
The Collaboration Delivers Wellbeing in Manufacturing Project sees the AMWU partnering with metal, food, print and vehicle employers in manufacturing to improve mental health literacy, identify and mitigate risk factors, develop skills to promote psychological health, support injured workers and reduce stigma and discrimination. The AMWU views working collaboratively with employers toward these objectives as a foundation for ongoing cooperation on matters of shared concern.
Click here for more information