Mentally Healthy Work Hub

Mentally Healthy Work Hub


The Government Health and Safety Lead (GHSL) placed significant focus on psychological health and safety throughout 2023, launching our overarching Mentally Healthy Work programme of work. This included the pilot for our WorkSafe funded Mentally Healthy Work Development Programme, our Mentally Healthy Work Community of Practice, and our Mentally Healthy Work Resource Hub.

The 2024 plan is currently under review with next steps to be confirmed early 2024.


The 2023 report for the programme can be found here: 



The Mentally Healthy Work (MHW) Development Programme is a capability-build programme to lift psychological health and safety capability across the public sector. The focus of the programme is to build core literacy and equip agencies with sufficient knowledge and understanding to apply to their work. The Programme recognises that effective psychological health and safety risk management requires multiple levels of an organisation to be aligned and committed. Therefore, the programme has three key streams:

  • Practitioners (in partnership with Massey University)
  • Heads of H&S, Wellbeing and HR (in partnership with FlourishDx)
  • Chief Executives and Tier Two Leaders (in partnership with FlourishDx)

The Mentally Healthy Work Practitioners' Community of Practice is a forum for practitioners who lead or support their agency's efforts relating to psychosocial risk management/mentally healthy work. This is a forum to share challenges, ideas, and insights from your work and discuss current thinking in the field / concepts learnt from the Mentally Healthy Work Development Programme.


The GHSL has developed a range of resources and tools to support our agencies with their workplace mental health efforts. Some of the resources developed by the GHSL for our Development Programme are now available.

We will continue to develop additional resources on an ongoing basis. Please feel free to get in touch and let us what new guidance would be helpful for your agency.

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