AHRI Awards: The Mark of Excellence


Allan Fels Mental Health Award

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Award Sponsor

Black Dog Institute

Whilst we know that 1 in 5 Australians will experience mental illness at some point, over 50% of Black Dog staff have disclosed a lived experience of Mental illness. BDI translates the work of our leading workplace mental health research team into evidence-based workplace programs to promote workplace mental health. Our motivation is to practice what we preach and create a framework to support the mental health and wellbeing of our own staff.

We created a framework informed by evidence-based research and input from our employee opinion surveys which includes initiatives to promote wellbeing, personal resilience, stigma reduction, promote help seeking and provide support to employees who become unwell at an organisational level, team level and individual level.

We have a robust framework which enhances the mental health and wellbeing of our workforce by minimising the impact of known risk factors and maximising the impact of protective factors. It is informed by 6 evidence-based key domains and 5 ways to wellbeing. Success of the framework is being measured using HR metrics, focus group feedback and survey data.