Healthier Work Day 24 October 2018

A big THANKYOU to those workplaces that have sent in a photo showing us how they’re being healthier at work!!  Entries have now closed!  Winners will be announced in the coming weeks.


It’s on again Canberra, 24 October is Healthier Work Day! Take a photo during the month of October to go into the draw to WIN your photo and business/company/department logo on the side of ACTION buses for 12 months!

The more photos you enter, the more chance you have of winning! All images will be judged by Greg Jones, Work Safety Commissioner. Tag us on facebook @HealthierWorkACT and Twitter @HealthierWork #HealthierWorkDay to go into the draw.

HOT TIP: workplaces engaged with Healthier Work will get a bonus point. Take the Healthier Work Score Card to get the ball rolling so you get your extra point!

  • The photo competition is only open to workplaces located in Canberra
  • The photo competition will close on 2 November 2018
  • The winning entries will need to be able to provide their image and logo in high-res (2 MB) in a Vector file in the form of:
    • .ai
    • .pdf
    • .eps
  • Everyone in the photo must agree to have their photo on the side of ACTION buses, and to Healthier Work using the image for promotional purposes
  • The judge’s decision is final, we know we’ll get a lot of great images and unfortunately, not all of them will be able to appear on the bus

Healthier Work partnered with beyondblue to deliver a successful and informative Healthier Work Day Forum to discuss creating a mentally healthy workplace.

Thank you to all attendees, and if you couldn’t make it along on the day please see below for links to presentations and key contact details:


Creating a Mentally Healthy Workplace – Catherine Doherty (Beyondblue’s Workplace Engagement Manager)

Sharing his Personal Story – Tristan Metcalfe (Beyondblue’s Speakers’ Bureau)


Contact details for the NextStep Program:

Pam Boyer 02 6282 2644/

beyondblue hopes that you found hearing a personal story valuable and interesting. Evaluating the impact beyondblue’s Speaker program has on stigma around depression and anxiety in the Australian community is important to beyondblue and it would be greatly appreciated if you can spare 2 minutes to complete this survey.

The survey asks you to agree or disagree with nineteen statements about depression and anxiety, so that general levels of stigma in an audience that has heard a beyondblue speaker share a personal story can be directly compared to general levels of stigma in the Australian community as reported in beyondblue’s depression monitor. You can read more about the depression monitor here. There is also an Any Further Comments section at the end of the survey where you can pass on any additional feedback you would like to provide. Thank you for your time!