Manager Essentials

How to cultivate a culture of care

Understand your role in protecting mental health. Get to know your responsibilities, your limits and the simple, practical actions that can make a major difference to your team.

Manager Essentials - how to cultivate a culture of care

Producer: Dr Sadhbh Joyce, Mindarma


  • Professor Anya Johnson
    Professor, Head of Discipline in Work and Organisational Studies, and co-director of the Body, Heart and Mind in Business Research Group, University of Sydney Business School (NSW)
  • Professor Helena Nguyen
    Professor in Work and Organisational Studies and co-director of the Body, Heart and Mind in Business Research Group, University of Sydney Business School (NSW)



  • Tasman Cassim, Head of Partnerships, Black Dog Institute


Webinar resources:

Developing a Mentally Healthy Workplace (Research)

National Workplace Initiative (2022): Blueprint for Mentally Healthy Workplaces.

Johnson, A., Dey, S., Nguyen, H., Groth, M., Joyce, S., Tan, L., Glozier, N., & Harvey, S. B. (2020). A review and agenda for examining how technology-driven changes at work will impact workplace mental health and employee well-being. Australian Journal of Management. 45(3), 402-424.

Choi, E., Leroy, H., Johnson, A., & Nguyen, H. (2022). Flaws and all: How mindfulness reduces error hiding by enhancing authentic functioning. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology.

Petrie K, Joyce S, Tan L, Henderson M, Johnson A, Nguyen H, Modini M, & Groth M.  (2018). A framework to create more mentally healthy workplaces: A viewpoint. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. 52(1):15-23.

Harvey, S, Joyce, S, Tan, L, Johnson, A, Nguyen, H, Modini, M & Groth, M. (2014). Developing a Mentally Healthy Workplace: A Review of the Literature. Report prepared for the National Mental Health Commission.

Harvey SB, Modini M, Joyce S, et al., (2017). Can work make you mentally ill? A systematic meta-review of work-related risk factors for common mental health problems Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 74, 301-310.

Joyce, Modini, Christensen et al., (2016). Workplace interventions for common mental disorders: a systematic meta-review. Psychological Medicine. 46(4):683-697.

Learn more about the Body, Heart and Mind in Business Research Group at the University of Sydney


Resources: Having conversations with colleagues about mental health:

Beyond Blue: How to speak to someone you are worried about

Black Dog Institute fact sheet: How to help when you’re worried about someone’s mental health

Black Dog Institute: Top tips for having a conversation

Black Dog Institute’s Workplace Mental Health Toolkit


Preventative Workplace Mental Health Resources

People at Work: psychosocial risk assessment survey (free benchmarking tool in Australia).

SafeWork NSW (2021) Code of Practice: Managing Psychosocial Hazards in the Workplace 

SafeWork NSW Guide (2024): Designing Work to Manage Psychosocial Risk

Psychosocial Hazard Work Re-Design Tool (PHReD-T)

SafeWork Australia: Principles of Good Work Design: A Work Health and Safety Handbook.

Psychosocial Safety Climate Global Observatory (upcoming free resource from Professor Maureen Dillard (University of South Australia).

Harvard Business Review (2023): The future of mental health at work is safety, community and a healthy organisational culture.

Workforce Institute insights (2023): Impact of work on mental health.



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The views expressed in this webinar are solely that of the panellists and do not necessarily reflect the views of Mindarma or the Black Dog Institute.