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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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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.

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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.

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Get mentally fit in your workplace | 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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Information for employers - COPE

Centre of Perinatal Excellence

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Get Healthy At Work

Get Healthy at Work is a free workplace health promotion initiative that aims to reduce chronic disease risk among workers by helping them make small changes to their lifestyles and support businesses to create healthier workplace environments.

Read more on Get Healthy Information and Coaching Service website

Prevention and Early Intervention - National Mental Health Commission

In 2017, Deakin Health Economics was engaged by the Commission to produce a literature review and scoping study regarding mental health promotion and preve

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Young women's health and wellbeing | Women's Health Victoria

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Mental Health Checklist TINO : Tune In Not Out

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What does workplace bullying look like? | ReachOut Australia

What is classified as bullying in the workplace? Workplace bullying is behaviour that threatens your health and safety at work. Anyone can be a bully or a victim at a workplace, but it is also important to know who is responsible for stopping it. Learn more at

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Workplace cancer - Cancer Council Australia

Occupational cancers are those that occur due to exposure to carcinogenic agents in the workplace. From asbestos to welding fumes, learn more here

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