SANE Australia (SANE) launched the Mindful Employer program in 2009, and in 2012 SANE became a founding member of the Mentally Healthy Workplace Alliance. The Alliance was formed following a call by the National Mental Health Commission for a coordinated national response to mental health issues in the workplace. This collaborative partnership aims to improve business culture and practices by providing employers with practical guidance about mental health.
Mindful Employer is now run independently. SANE continues to endorse the program.
More information about SANE and other Mentally Healthy Workplace Alliance members is available at the Alliance’s HeadsUp website.
Mindful Employer’s comprehensive national program includes face-to-face training, workplace seminars, eLearning and consulting services. The program is informed by people with lived experience of mental illness and their carers, and is supported by SANE’s research and resources.