Our State of Mind

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 the 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.

OSOM is an initiative of The B Well Coalition in conjunction with lead research partner, Ipsos Australia.

OSOM is for all businesses, government departments, charities, or other working entities with a presence in the Asia Pacific region.


- Almost two-thirds of Australian employees perceive a positive mental wellbeing culture in their workplace, compared to 14% who experience poor mental wellbeing culture. This is the 2023 benchmark against which Australian organisations can track progress towards fostering positive environments that reduce the impact of poor mental wellbeing in the workplace.

- While encouraging overall, diverse employees, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees, tend to experience poorer mental wellbeing culture in the workplace. This is also true for employees who: are female, identify as LGBTIQA+ or have a physical or mental disability. There is work needed to improve the experiences of these cohorts of Australian employees.

- Additionally, those who have less control over their working environment also report a poorer mental wellbeing culture, particularly employees in non-management roles, larger organisations, or the public sector - particularly those in health and community services.

- Leaders plays a critical role in fostering mental wellbeing culture with 7 out of the top 10 drivers of mental wellbeing culture falling within the domain of leadership.


What is mental wellbeing culture?

There can be a lot of terms of definitions used in the mental health space. OSOM defines the following.:

· Mental health is a term often used in clinical contexts that refers to people’s immediate emotional and mental state, including specific clinical diagnoses.

· Mental wellbeing is a broader, non-clinical, and holistic term that refers to all aspects of how people are feeling.

· Mental wellbeing culture covers the broader contextual and environmental factors within a workplace that influence people’s mental health and mental wellbeing. A positive mental wellbeing workplace culture is where you feel the organisation understands, cares about, and behaves in a way that supports the mental wellbeing of its employees.

Mental wellbeing culture diagram


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Data and insights
Gain invaluable data and insights to hone and refine organisation wellbeing strategies.

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Understand organisational data within context of other participating orgs year-on-year.

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National coordination
A unified, national approach supports participants and organisation to feel part of something meaningful and a sense of contribution.

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Anonymity and independence
With The B Well Coalition and Ipsos leading an anonymous survey, data is likely to be more accurate as participants can express themselves freely.

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A celebration of best practice
Although participating organisation results remain private, high performing organisations will be invited to share their approaches as part of the nationally aggregated report.


2023 National Our State of Mind Report

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As an annual survey, Our State of Mind will return even bigger in 2024.

If you're interested in participating, collaborating, or supporting the initiative, please register you details in the following form:

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