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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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Our work in improving workplace mental health

The programs strategic intent is to work in partnership to build the capacity of industries, workplaces and individuals to know what to do to be mentally healthy.

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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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Mental health in the workplace

Mental illness is the leading cause of long-term workplace absence in most developed countries. Mental illness is also associated with high levels of...

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Talking about mental health in the workplace

Many managers in Australian workplaces are uncomfortable talking about mental illness at work. Leaders, at all levels of an organisation, need to ensu...

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Mental health in the workplace

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

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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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Mental illness & the workplace

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Employers

Resources and information for better mental health at work.

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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.

Read more on beyondblue website

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