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atWork Australia hosts virtual event to train key workers from employment sector on how to be a mental health ally this Mental Health Awareness Month

atWork Australia 2 mins read

To raise awareness of the importance of mentally healthy workplaces this Mental Health Awareness Month, atWork Australia will be hosting a virtual event for key workers in the employment sector. The event will cover common causes of mental ill health and strategies to prevent this occurring in the workplace.


Mental Health Awareness Month is celebrated each October and encourages all of us to think about our mental health and wellbeing, regardless of whether we have a lived experience of a mental health condition or not.

Every year, atWork Australia supports tens of thousands of clients living with disability, injury, or health condition, or those who require additional support, to find meaningful work that reflects their interests and goals. This includes those experiencing mental health challenges.

“atWork Australia knows that the relationship between mental health and unemployment is complex and cyclical, as ill-health can be a cause of unemployment, and unemployment can also cause anxiety or similar disorders,” says Galit Bailey, a Psychologist and Principal Advisor at atWork Australia.


“atWork Australia’s core belief is that work is for everyone. We believe sustainable employment is in itself a mental health intervention, as it enhances overall wellbeing,” says Galit.

The event was hosted virtually on October 18th and was attended by 30 key workers representing a broad range of organisations from the public and private sector. A second event is scheduled for October 26th and will be attended by 25.


You can learn more about the event and atWork Australia’s services by visiting this registration link.

About us:

atWork Australia has been delivering employment services on behalf of the Australian Government since 2003. From more than 330 locations around the nation, atWork Australia delivers Disability Employment Services (DES), Workforce Australia and ParentsNext, connecting people and business so both can thrive.

Partnering with more than 3,500 employers across the country, atWork Australia placed 18,400 Australians into meaningful and sustainable employment in 2022, across a diverse range of industries and occupations.

Contact details:

Shannon Camilleri, SenateSHJ, +61 413 144 184 /


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