Mentally healthy workplaces
A comprehensive approach
A four-part model to creating a mentally healthy workplace.
Promote positive mental health practices.
Prevent psychological harm through proactive risk management.
Intervene early to minimise harm.
Support worker recovery from injury and illness.
Mental Health Week
Mental Health Week, celebrated annually in October, promotes the importance of mental health and wellbeing and aims to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness. Planning is underway for 2020 events. In the meantime check out the guidance and tools page to learn more about what your workplace can and should be doing to reduce the risks of psychological illness or injury.
Psychosocial hazards are factors in the design or management of work that increase the risk of work-related stress which can then lead to psychological or physical harm. The following resources can assist you to prevent and manage psychosocial hazards:
This toolkit provides practical tools and resources that employers, managers and leaders can use to create and maintain mentally healthy workplaces.
How to Manage Work Health and Safety Risks Code of Practice 2011(PDF, 1048.03 KB)