Strengthening staff wellbeing and mental health

The first phase of a new program to strengthen our psychological supports for child protection staff has been launched.

The program has a number of elements and is a key initiative of the Child protection workforce strategy 2017-2020. The strategy confirms the importance of health and wellbeing as a key part of an effective workforce and commits the department to prioritising the care of our staff.

As part of the first phase, one-to-one counselling is being provided for staff by an independent provider, accessed by calling 1800 998 333 Monday to Friday, 9-5pm.

Details about the program, including a fact sheet and FAQs are located in the Our workforce/Staff safety and wellbeing section of the manual.