The Arts and recreation services industry had good gains in all five thriving domains over the last 12 months and is now sitting at the national average overall, with a score of 65.6.
The area with the most room to improve is policy, which includes having a mental health strategy, policies against bullying and harassment, providing confidential counselling and support, and having a good return to work processes. Just over half of workers (51.1%) feel their workplace is supportive of worker’s mental health and wellbeing, indicating room for improvement in that area.
Policies set the tone for how leaders behave and can shape the culture of a workplace to be open and supportive around mental health. A great way to get your mental health policy started is to complete an audit to see what you currently have, how well its working, and where your gaps are.