Industry fund partners with mental health foundation

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Media Super joins SuperFriend to promote mental health and wellbeing with members and employers

Media Super, an industry super fund for print, media, entertainment and arts professionals, today announced that it has joined SuperFriend, the industry funds forum mental health foundation.

SuperFriend is a national initiative aimed at improving the mental health and wellbeing of industry superannuation fund members, employers and staff. SuperFriend’s mission is to reduce the incidence of suicide and the impact of mental illness on individuals, employers, workplaces, friends and families.

The Foundation’s role is to collaborate and partner with a range of organisations, including recognised mental health service providers, to facilitate the delivery of mental health information, initiatives, programs and referral pathways to assist industry fund members, employers and staff.

Media Super has more than 110,000 members and 14,000 employers and is dedicated to employees in Australia’s print, media, creative and digital sectors. It is the 18th industry superannuation fund to join the industry’s not-for-profit mental health initiative.

 “SuperFriend is an important industry initiative that helps raise awareness of the impact that mental health issues and suicide has in the community,” said Media Super CEO Graeme Russell.

 “We welcome Media Super as SuperFriend’s newest partner fund and look forward to working closely with their members and employer partners, to promote better mental health and wellbeing,” said SuperFriend chief executive, Margo Lydon.

“We are dedicated to delivering workplace mental health and wellbeing initiatives that make a real difference in people's lives. It is through the collective and ongoing support by our partners, that demonstrates considerable commitment to improving mental health and wellbeing for the many members and employers that they represent.”