Supporting the leadership of organisations to create mentally well workplaces.
1 in 5
Australian workers currently experience a mental health condition.
State of Workplace Mental Health in Australia. Melbourne: Beyond Blue.
Australian businesses lose
each year by failing to provide early intervention/treatment for employees with mental health conditions.
Mental Health Fact Sheet: Mental Health and Employment, MHCA
On average, an ROI of
can be expected on every dollar invested in creating a mentally healthy workplace.
(Creating a mentally healthy workplace: Return on investment analysis. Melbourne: Beyond Blue.)
The stakes for people and business have never been higher, but workplaces that choose to prioritise the mental wellbeing of their people can reap the benefits.
Every dollar spent creating a mentally healthy workplace can, on average, result in a positive return on investment of $2.30. (Creating a mentally healthy workplace, Beyond Blue).
Additionally, organisations with a positive approach to mental health and safety have increased productivity, improved worker engagement and are better able to recruit and retain talented people. (Heads up Initiative: Employer of Choice Study).
However, the return on investment is not only a net good for business, but can literally save and improve lives.
The B Well Coalition exists to support the leadership of organisations to create mentally well workplaces.
The Coalition is a network of CEOs and delegates across Australasia sharing both best practice and challenges to help foster better mental wellbeing within their organisations. It is a community built on leadership, insights, and collaboration.
The B Well Coalition is part of the B Team Australasia—a regional organisation that actively works with CEOs and leadership teams to enhance how they impact people and the planet. Through coalitions and initiatives, the B Team Australasia tackles complex, global challenges like climate change, mental wellbeing in the workplace, the future of artificial intelligence, and the future of leadership.
B Well is the youngest of the B Team Australasia’s Coalitions, though is growing rapidly. Member organisations include:
The B Well Coalition’s program of work is built on three strategic priorities: Data and insights, community of leadership, and resources and support.
These strategic priorities help foster workplace culture that support positive mental wellbeing which, in turn, underpin a thriving workplace.
Thriving workplaces that are powered by people experienceing positive mental wellbeing.
Workplace culture that support positive mental wellbeing.
Data and insights
Community of leadership
Data and insights
CEO (Australia) · Ramsay Health Care
President (Australia & NZ) · Worley
President (Pacific) · Schneider Electric
Executive Chair · The B Team Australasia
Director (Operations) · The B Team Australasia
Director · The B Well Coalition
The Coalition’s program of work is specifically designed to balance comprehensiveness with the practicalities and constraints of leadership teams. The program is divided into the following key events and projects:
QUARTERLY DELEGATE ROUNDTABLES
Quarterly Delegate Roundtables are the cornerstone of the Coalition and allow member organisations to share and learn from each other through keynotes and workshops—with Chatham house rules.
Participants are key, mental wellbeing leadership representatives from member organisations. This may be the CEO, HRD, etc.—or a combination of representatives.
OUR STATE OF MIND · INAUGURAL NATIONAL STUDY
May 15–June 2
Our State of Mind (OSOM) is a groundbreaking assessment tool to help workplaces better understand their mental wellbeing culture—that is, what is happening within an organisation that may positively or negatively impact people’s mental health and wellbeing.
OSOM uses nationally aggregated benchmarking to provide actionable insights and best practice recommendations.
Ipsos Australia is official research partner is available to both Coalition members and non-members.
Format: Online survey with written reports provided.
MEMBER PROJECT · CEO TOOLKIT
The CEO Toolkit will be a playbook for leadership teams to better address mental wellbeing (and possibly mental illness) in the workplace. Built on the knowledge and experience of members, the Toolkit will be adaptive and contextual.
Format: Written playbook
ANNUAL CEO GATHERING
Underpinned by a keynote from an internationally renowned speaker, the Annual CEO Gathering is a unique space for CEOs to freely discuss key challenges, brainstorm solutions, and share experiences of leading mental wellbeing change within their organisations.
RUOK DAY · MEMBER SHOWCASE
As part of National Mental Health week and RUOK Day, The B Well Coalition will present a special, public event for member organisations to showcase their innovations in mental wellbeing.
It is an opportunity for workplaces across the country to hear emergent best practice and cutting edge approaches to improving the lives of staff.
MEMBER PROJECT · MENTAL WELLBEING REPOSITORY
The Mental Wellbeing repository will be a comprehensive compilation of research, statistics, codes and legislation, articles, tools, platforms, accreditations, resources, and case studies.
Format: Digital repository
OTHER PROJECTS & EVENTS
The B Well Coalition will continue to collaborate with other organisations, coalitions, and players in the mental wellbeing space in order to develop and curate additional projects and events for members where possible.
This may include events, learning opportunities, information sessions, workshops, keynotes, resources, capacity building and much more.
Membership to the Coalition is open to businesses, NGOs, and governmental entities.
The Coalition also works with a select number of individuals and research partners, too.
Membership for businesses is $10,000 (ex GST) per financial year and invoiced in July each year (or $5,000 (ex GST) if joining for the new calendar year). Full membership entitles organisations to all activities and projects.JOIN NOW
Super members are organisations already part of other B Team Australasia coalitions such as the Climate Leaders Coalition or AI Coalition, and benefit from discounted rates: $5,000 (ex GST) per year for those already part of one other coalition, or $2,500 (ex GST) for those part of two or more coalitions.JOIN NOW
Non-member organisations can also discretely participate in Our State of Mind, a groundbreaking assessment tool to help workplaces better understand their mental wellbeing culture, for discounted, first-year flat fee of $500 (ex GST).JOIN NOW
Mental health charities, research partners, or individual collaborators can apply to the Coalition to be a Collaborating Partner pro-bono.APPLY NOW
Download the 2023 Overview which contains more nuanced detail about the Coalition and program of work.
OUR STATE OF MIND
Learn more about our groundbreaking assessment tool to help workplaces better understand their mental wellbeing culture.
May 15–June 2.
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