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icare Mental Health Challenge

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icare Mental Health Challenge

icare Foundation are partnering with Purpose to tackle Mental Health in the Workplace. Mental health is a growing challenge for Australia and icare foundation is addressing it through targeted innovation programs. At Purpose, icare are gathering your ideas. To submit an idea, simply visit the icare team’s stand at Purpose. Ideas will be assessed and the most relevant ideas or initiatives will be progressed through the foundation’s pipeline to receive support.

Mental Health is a huge challenge for Australia, for us as individuals and for us as humans at work.

  • SafeWork NSW estimates that the cost to NSW businesses of absenteeism due to mental ill-health is $1.5 billion per annum.
  • 45% of all Australians will experience a mental health problem in their lifetime.
  • 6% percent of all workers compensation claims come from work-related mental disorders (92% of which are attributed to work related mental stress).

The icare foundation wants to partner with organisations that really want to create and find a new solution for this important issue.

The Challenge

If you have an idea or an existing solution to the challenge of mental health – we want to hear it.

We are calling all social entrepreneurs, not for profits and intrapreneurs imagining and hacking together solutions to mental health challenges – to come to Purpose, connect with professionals and peers, and meet the team from the icare foundation who want to find people with the next big idea in mental health.

Ideas will be assessed and the most relevant ideas or initiatives progressed through at icare and will be considered for the foundation pipeline.

How to take part

To submit an idea, visit the icare team at Purpose. They will have a stand and ‘badge wall’ for submitting ideas.

There are special rates available for social entrepreneurs working on mental health challenges. Contact us to enquire.

Submit an idea digitally via foundation@icare.nsw.gov.au

Mental Health and Work session at Purpose

Get up to speed on the research and cutting edge thinking on Mental Health in the Workplace during a session to dedicated to the topic at Purpose.

This session will take place on the morning of Day One with Tracy McLeod Howe, CEO of NCOSS and co-host of #Hack4MentalHealth, Jaelea Skehan Director of Everymind, Dr Samuel Harvey from UNSW and Black Dog Institute, Sebastian Robertson, Chairman and Founder of Batyr and Kate Connors, Head of Wellbeing at PwC.

About icare foundation

icare foundation are committed to making a difference in their community. To do this, they are disrupting the way foundations do things and setting a new benchmark for innovative funding and partnerships.

The icare foundation is a social venture. Every day they are working to make sure the people of NSW stay safe and healthy at work and on the roads, and have the support they need to recover from injury.

They do this by collaborating with, and funding organisations that are taking a fresh approach to injury prevention, health and wellbeing, and recovery.

More about icare foundation.


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