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Mental health support for vulnerable workers

Thousands of Victorian workers whose jobs put them at increased risk of mental injury will benefit from new knowledge sharing networks set up under a WorkSafe initiative.

The WorkSafe WorkWell Learning Networks will connect mental health experts with employers and workers to share the latest thinking on the best ways to boost mental health and safety at work.

Seven organisations have received initial funding from the $5 million program to develop plans for the networks, which will link more than 2000 workplaces to collaborate on practical steps to prevent mental injury.

WorkSafe Health and Safety Executive Director Julie Nielsen said the networks would help create new ways to improve the lives of thousands of working Victorians.

WorkSafe is to be congratulated on this work that is most certainly needed.

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