Mentally Healthy Workplaces Grant Program
The health and safety of all workers, including their mental health, is a high priority for the State Government, so it has committed to fund the Mentally Healthy Workplaces Grant Program.
Work is a large part of our daily lives and can have both a positive and negative affect on our mental health. The grant program looks to create mentally healthy workplaces by funding initiatives which improve mental health for Western Australian workers.
The grant program includes a competitive application process, administered by the Department of Energy, Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DEMIRS). The program will provide funding for organisations to implement initiatives that:
- prevent mental injury and mental health conditions at work by managing work-related psychosocial hazards and their associated risks; and
- promote positive practices at work that support mental health and wellbeing.
Due to different funding sources, there will be two allocations of funds; one for initiatives that specifically target workers at general (non-mining) workplaces, and another for initiatives that specifically target workers at mining workplaces.
Applicants can register their expression of interest online from noon Monday 17 January 2022 at https://waresources.smartygrants.com.au/MHWGrantsProgram2021-2022.
DEMIRS will evaluate the expressions of interest and invite shortlisted applicants to submit a detailed application addressing the assessment criteria.
Applications will be assessed with recommendations made to the Minister for Mines and Petroleum, and Industrial Relations, who will determine successful grant recipients.
For full details of the program including how to apply, please read the Guidelines.