Mental health and wellbeing at work is an important part of a comprehensive workplace health and wellbeing program.
One in 5 Australians will be affected by a mental health disorder each year.
Staying mentally healthy in the workplace means putting coping strategies in place and making sure that our lifestyle supports good mental health.
Creating a mentally healthy workplace is just as important as maintaining a physically healthy one. The good news is, many of the strategies used to create a mentally healthy workplace will result in improvements to the physical health of staff as well.
Through building a mentally healthy workplace, with robust policies and procedures, employers will not only support workers who are vulnerable to mental health issues, they will also attract and retain good staff as a result of their positive workplace culture.
There are some excellent resources available to create a workplace environment that supports good mental health, like these from the WA Association for Mental Health, Act Belong Commit, BeyondBlue and Mental Health First Aid Australia.
If things are really tough - seek support. Many workplaces have an Employee Assistance Scheme that provides access to free counselling. If you are seeking help or need urgent assistance, please call one of the phone services below.
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