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Mental Health at Work

Mental health at work

Mental Health at Work Action Plan (2016-2020)

Queensland businesses face a number of challenges from work-related mental and physical disorders caused by prolonged exposure to workplace mental stressors.

Reducing the incidence and severity of work-related mental disorders and promoting good work design to enhance mental health is a priority.

Through the implementation of this action plan, Workplace Health and Safety Queensland aims to build industry capacity to identify and manage work-related psychological hazards.

Our goal is to make Queensland workplaces safer and healthier through good work design practices that enhance psychological health.

The Mental Health at Work Action Plan (PDF, 187.3 KB) aims to:

  1. build leadership capability at all levels of industry to better understand and manage workplace psychosocial hazards.
  2. turn the latest research into practical, evidence based tools relevant to the industry sectors experiencing the highest prevalence of mental disorders.
  3. work with community, industry and social partners to increase the visibility and importance of mental health at work.
  4. provide a targeted and effective regulatory framework designed to increase recognition of psychosocial hazards and ability to meet legal requirements.

Social partners

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland works collaboratively with a range of Queensland mental health providers to identify key challenges and solutions delivering services across Queensland. Find out more about the workplace programs and resources that are available to enhance workplace mental health.

Case studies

A range of case studies are available demonstrating how organisations have identified and managed workplace factors that impact on workers mental health.

Tools and resources

This section provides a range of tools and resources related to the workplace factors that impact on worker mental health such as work-related bullying, stress, fatigue and violence. Also includes People at Work - a psychosocial risk assessment process.

Last updated
04 April 2017

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