Together with industry partners, SuperFriend designs and delivers mental health and wellbeing initiatives that enable workplaces to thrive.
Our journey started in 2007 when a group of industry super funds and life insurers came together to reduce the incidence and impact of suicide and mental ill-health. They created SuperFriend to bring this vision to life.
We now work with 32 of Australia’s leading super funds and life insurers. Through these partnerships, we help support their staff and members—representing more than half of Australia’s workers and workplaces.
Passionate about keeping people well
Knowing, that when people are well supported in good work, it can enable people to “be their best, do good work and have enough energy to spare”. At SuperFriend, we approach suicide prevention by aiming to help all Australian workplaces to be mentally healthy. Most Australian adults spend more waking hours at work than anywhere else, and we know that good work can have an enormous impact on everyone’s mental health and overall wellbeing.
Day-to-day, SuperFriend’s work involves:
|Solutions||· Workplace training and education on a range of mental health and wellbeing topics through our online MySuperFriend platform, as well as facilitated workshops and webinars
· Workplace consulting and support
· Downloadable resources
· Regular mental health news and updates
|Advocacy||· Actively involved in key government and industry mental health panels and working groups, such as the Mentally Healthy Workplace Alliance and National Workplace Initiative
· Key member of Victorian Workplace Mental Wellbeing Collaboration and LeadingWell Queensland
· An active member of leading state-based industry and workplace mental health networks
|Insights||· Leading Australia’s largest workplace mental health study, Indicators of a Thriving Workplace, providing in-depth insights into worker mental health. Now in its fifth year, this research surveys more than 10,000 workers every year across a broad range of industries and role types, looking at their mental health and wellbeing against 40 thriving workplace indicators validated by University of Queensland
· Regular white papers exploring current and emerging trends, such as opportunities for improving mental health claims management
We’re a proud member of Suicide Prevention Australia because we believe in their work, and suicide prevention is in our DNA. It is why we were created, and an important outcome of the work we do.
We invite all Suicide Prevention Australia members and friends to see our work in action through our confidential, free 15-minute online wellbeing check-in.