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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 among the longest hours in the developed world. But good work-life balance is essential to your health and mental wellbeing.

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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