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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.

Sexual harassment

Sexual harassment can impact mental health, lower self-esteem and cause fear, depression and stress. It's common in the workplace - and illegal.

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Rights and responsibilities

Improving workplace mental health is in everyone’s interests, and we all have a role to play. Both employers and employees have formal rights and responsibilities under discrimination, privacy and work health and safety legislation.

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Workplace wellbeing

As you are reading this, one in six Australian workers will be experiencing a mental illness. Many others will be experiencing the initial signs of mental illness including insomnia, worry and fatigue.

Read more on Black Dog Institute website

Mental health in the workplace

Promoting mental health in the workplace benefits everyone; employees, managers, business owners and organisational leaders.

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Information for health services

Evidence suggests health professionals are at greater risk of experiencing anxiety, depression and suicide.

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Strategies for healthy workplaces

Developing strategies for a healthy workplace helps minimise workplace risks to mental health and support people experiencing mental health issues.

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Mental Health Toolkit | Black Dog Institute

The mental health toolkit is a practical guide for Australian workers to assist them with understanding and managing common mental health issues in the workplace.

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Taking action

Businesses and organisations can create more mentally healthy workplaces by identifying actions – a few or many – based on their needs and resources.

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Roles of different individuals

Creating a mentally healthy workplace is everyone’s responsibility. Initiatives that are holistic and involve people at every level are far more likely to effect change than either ‘top down’ or ‘bottom up’ efforts.

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The business case

Why should your business take action on mental health? Here are some compelling reasons.

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Connecting with co-workers | Head to Health

The culture of a workplace is important for employee mental health. If you and your co-workers experience positive mental wellbeing at work, it can boost your mental health outside of work too.

Read more on Head to Health website

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