Our department led a review of workplace mental health and wellbeing across the Australian Public Service (APS). Staff from more than 100 agencies participated in the project. As a result, we developed a proposed whole-of-APS Mental Health Capability Framework.
The proposed APS Mental Health Capability Framework:
Six evidence-informed domains underpin the framework:
Together they enable agencies to use different mechanisms to support the development of mentally healthy workplaces.
In July 2020, the Secretaries Board of the APS endorsed piloting the proposed framework. Pilots are underway with several agencies. A key focus is testing how the framework’s domains and their underpinning action items translate in the APS context.
If you are looking to use the proposed framework in an APS agency, or would like implementation resources, email the APS Mental Health Capability Taskforce: APSMentalHealthCapability@industry.gov.au