Led by UWA Business School professor, Sharon Parker, the Centre for Transformative Work Design has partnered with The Mental Health Commission to support the development of evidence-based activities and resources within the Centre’s state-wide Thrive@Work Strategy.
Funding from the Mental Health Commission will allow UWA’s Centre for Transformative Work Design to produce assessment tools, training modules, educational materials and other resources to promote employees’ positive mental health
Professor Parker, Director of UWA’s Centre for Transformative Work Design, said people's jobs play an important role in their well-being, especially given that we spend a large amount of our time at work.
“Poorly designed work can take a heavy toll on workers' mental health, whereas when work is well-designed, employees will not only be healthier but more productive as well,” Professor Parker said.
“The funding from the MHC will allow us to invest much needed time and resources into research and working with employers as part of the Thrive@Work project to create well-designed work that stimulates and engages employees whilst supporting the implementation of new WA Workplace Mental Health Standards.”
UWA Vice-Chancellor Professor Dawn Freshwater said the fact that the State Government could enlist the help of UWA to ensure the mental well-being of workers in Western Australia showed the University was a leader in the field.
If you notice a member of your team struggling and in need of help, please reach out and be ready to listen without judgement. For more information, help is at your finger tips:
- Lifeline: www.lifeline.org.au or 13 11 14
- R U OK? www.ruok.org.au
- Beyond Blue - www.beyondblue.org.au or 1300 22 4636
David Stacey (UWA Media Manager) (+61 8) 6488 3229 / (+61 4) 32 637 716