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Workplace mental health

Your workplace can have a positive or negative impact on your mental health. Finding the right work-life balance can be difficult, but it might help different aspects of your mental health and wellbeing.

Workplace mental health can be affected by a range of issues, including work-related stress, workplace bullying and work-life balance.

The pages below contain information and resources on how your mental health can be affected at work, including strategies for staying well.

Work-life balance

Australians work the longest hours in the Western world and around one quarter report that work frequently interferes with other activities in their l...

Workplace bullying

Workplace bullying can be physical or mental and the behaviour directed against the victim can also be threatening or demeaning.

Work-related stress

Too much stress at work can affect you both professionally and personally. Understand how stress can affect you and how you can deal with it.

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Families, friends & carers

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Workplace relationships for employees Relationships Australia

The relationships you have in the workplace are a significant part of your life.

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Work-related stress - Better Health Channel

Work-related stress causes an increase in sick days and absenteeism, a higher turnover of staff and a drop in productivity.

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Supporting co-workers | Head to Health

We spend a lot of time with our co-workers, so we’re in a good position to spot changes in their behaviour. If a co-worker is going through a tough time, even small gestures can make a big difference.

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