Your mental health and wellbeing is important.

Although it is not spoken about enough, almost half of all Australians will experience mental illness in their lifetime, and Worksafe is currently amending its regulations to specify that a mental injury is just as significant as a physical injury.

Many members have recently approached the union with concerns about their mental health and that of their colleagues.

The ASU is determined to ensure that all people feel supported and cared for, can access the help they need, and have a working environment that contributes positively to their mental health and wellbeing.

Before we can advocate for change, we need to fully understand the problem.

All local government workers are invited to participate in our Mental Health and Wellbeing Survey.

The survey takes approximately 15 minutes to complete and can be accessed via link or QR code:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XWRC8GG

We will use these results to campaign for positive changes across the State. Any results will be completely anonymous and no personal or identifying details will ever be published or disclosed.

Mental health can be a difficult subject to talk about, but if you have any concerns – either for yourself, a colleague, a friend or a family member – talking is the most important thing. Fortunately, there are many free, professional and confidential services available for support or advice, including:
Lifeline: 13 11 14
Beyond Blue: 1300 22 46 36
Contact your GP and make an appointment to discuss a mental health plan
Contact your employer-provided Employee Assistance Program for free and confidential support

For more information please contact:
ASU Organiser Clay O’Brien | 0476 330 885 | cobrien@asuvictas.com.au

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