Navigating an Ageing Workforce

Wellbeing and mental health in older workers

Who we are

The Ageing Workforce Ready (AWR) project is looking to make a difference to the mental health and wellbeing of Victorian workers with funding received from WorkSafe’s WorkWell Mental Health Improvement Fund.

Many organisations are missing out on the benefits that older workers bring with many individuals suffering personally when employers and recruiters fail to recognise the reality of an ageing population. The AWR project is a collaboration between public transport companies, Australia’s largest superannuation fund, organisational psychologists, peak industry bodies and the unions. Together we are testing initiatives that organisations from any industry can use to engage and support older workers.

ICL Work for Tomorrow Competition

The AWR Project has been shortlisted to the final 10 in the ICL Work for Tomorrow innovation competition. We’re thankful to be making a difference for older workers, and blown away for the team to be recognized on the international stage.

Take a look at the clip we included as part of our submission.

Meet Dave and Carlos

Same age, same job, similar companies… very different retirement outcomes.