The NSW Wellbeing Collaborative

Wellbeing is everybody’s business. Government, workplaces, non-government organisations, communities and individuals all have an interest in wellbeing. 

While all settings are important, the NSW Wellbeing Collaborative  (the Collaborative), established by the Commission, identified communities, schools and workplaces as places where promoting, implementing and measuring wellbeing actions and programs have a major impact. These are integral to people’s lives and have a profound influence on wellbeing across the lifespan.

The benefits of wellbeing and resilience are experienced not only by individuals but flow across the whole community and to government and employers.

The Collaborative operated from 2015-2018 and was a group of Government and community-managed organisations which supported wellbeing initiatives, shared knowledge about wellbeing and promoted innovative wellbeing activities.

The Collaborative aimed to embed consideration of mental health and wellbeing across the design of programs and policies, and in workplaces and the community more generally.

Below are resources and case studies that were developed by the Collaborative.

A case for change

This case for change is one of a series of resources that the NSW Wellbeing Collaborative developed to build the foundations and capacity of government agencies, non-government organisations and private enterprise in NSW to develop and implement policies, programs and services that promote wellbeing. It lays out the case for a stronger focus on wellbeing outcomes and drivers.

Read 'A case for change'

Principles for action

These Guiding Principles are one of a series of resources that the NSW Wellbeing Collaborative developed to build the foundations and capacity of government agencies, non-government organisations and private enterprise in NSW to develop and implement policies, programs and services that promote wellbeing. It provides a set of principles to promote collaboration, innovation and action on wellbeing.

Read the 'Principles for action'

Wellbeing language and definitions guide

The overarching objective of the Wellbeing language and definitions guide is to provide a resource to enable cross agency and community level collaboration on wellbeing—considering wellbeing at the community, organisational and individual levels. It also provides guidance on the accepted literature on the science of wellbeing, or a starting point if there is no accepted literature. The guide, developed following stakeholder consultations with diverse representation from government and nongovernment sectors, translates more technical definitions and language into accessible language and references everyday descriptions.

Read the 'Wellbeing Language and Definitions Guide'

Improving wellbeing: case studies