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.
While building a mentally healthy workplace makes good business sense, controlling psychological health and safety risks is also a legislative requirement.
A mentally healthy workplace is one that:
- promotes workplace practices that support positive mental health
- eliminates and minimises psychological health and safety risks through the identification and assessment of psychosocial hazards
- 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 events held during the week are a great opportunity to show your commitment to building mentally healthy workplaces, nurture your teams' capabilities and improve your organisational awareness of psychological health and safety and early intervention.