Queensland Mental Health Week

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    • Mentally healthy workplaces have benefits for everyone regardless of your industry or business size.

      Mentally healthy workplaces have fewer workers compensation claims, reduced work-related injuries, higher productivity, and lower absenteeism

      For every $1 invested in a mentally healthy workplace there is a $2.30 return.

      The new mentally healthy workplaces toolkit from Workplace Health and Safety QLD can help you on your journey to creating a mentally healthy workplace via practical resources and tools.

    • Authorised by the Queensland Government, Brisbane.

Events

Join hundreds of other businesses around Queensland to celebrate Queensland Mental Health Week, 5-13 October 2019. Mental Health Week helps to promote the importance of mental health and wellbeing and reduce the stigma associated with mental illness.

Mental Health Forum
Thursday 10 October, 8am-5pm
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Brisbane
Fatigue management live stream
Wednesday 9 October, 2pm

Get involved

  • Organise a mental health awareness session to reduce stigma and promote help seeking behaviours. You can show and discuss Libby Trickett's film about her personal experience with mental health issues or check out Heads up toolbox talks on how to get a mental health conversation started in your workplace.
  • Learn about the early warning signs that indicate a worker may need support. If you notice any changes in behaviour, engage in meaningful conversations with those who may be under stress.
  • Download our Mentally healthy workplaces toolkit and other information and resources to help you take positive steps towards a mentally healthy workplace.
  • Conduct a psychosocial risk assessment (or review your existing assessment) by talking to workers at team meetings, workplace walk throughs and during individual conversations.
  • Remind staff about how to access information on local mental health services or your employee assistance provider.
  • Arrange a morning tea for staff to help them connect and take a break. Consider fundraising for a mental health organisation doing great work in your community.
  • Find out more about what others are doing at on the Mental Health Week website and register your event on their calendar.

Help shape future workplace mental health programs and tools for Queensland

Participate in our survey so that we can understand how to better help you tackle workplace mental health; we want to gain a better understanding of the preferences, barriers and drivers for developing health and safety management systems that consider mental health and learn more about how businesses want to engage in workplace mental health programs/initiatives.

The information gained from the survey will inform future initiatives and contribute to the delivery of better services for Queensland businesses. Participation will take approximately 10 minutes and you have the chance to win either a mentally healthy workplaces workshop OR a psychosocial risk assessment for your organisation. Find out more.

Take time for Mental Health Week

During your career, it is highly likely you will work with, or manage someone with a mental health condition. Whether you know it or not.

In fact, one in five Australians experience a mental health condition in any year and one in two Australians will experience a mental health condition in their lifetime.

This Mental Health week, the theme is ‘Take time’ – please take the time to include this important awareness week in your calendar and consider how you can support the week.

Frequently asked questions

Needing help?

View our frequently asked questions on our events, resources and how to contact us.

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