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Mentally healthy workplaces toolkit published

A mentally healthy workplaces toolkit has been published by Workplace Health and Safety Queensland - the first holistic mental health toolkit developed by an Australian safety regulator.

The benefits of a mentally healthy workplace include increased productivity and lower rates of absenteeism, as well as cuts in workers’ compensation claims and improved engagement and job satisfaction for workers. A mentally healthy workplace has been proven to decrease turnover and selection costs, while boosting an organisation's attraction of top talent.

A mentally healthy workplace is one that:

  • promotes positive practices that support mental health
  • actively identifies and minimises risks of psychological harm
  • builds the knowledge, skills and capabilities of workers to be resilient and thrive at work
  • is free of stigma and discrimination
  • supports the recovery of workers returning after a physical or psychological injury.

The mentally healthy workplaces toolkit provides guidance material and practical resources to take positive steps towards a mentally healthy workplace. It explains what a mentally healthy workplace looks like and what the organisational benefits are. It covers how to promote positive practices and enhance mental health in the workplace, and how to design work and implement proactive strategies to protect workers from psychological harm. There are also specific tips for small business and how to support recovery from psychological harm.

Further information

Check out the mentally healthy workplaces toolkit and embark on your journey to increasing workplace productivity and worker satisfaction. We would also love to hear what you think through this two minute survey.

Last updated
18 December 2017

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