The first step is to tell us about how your workplace is doing across three priority areas - awareness and stigma; availability of training and resources; and specific risk factors that can affect the mental health of employees.

Based on your selection, the tool will suggest a number of actions for your personalised plan. You can further tailor your plan by adding and removing actions, for example if you want to focus on a specific issue within your workplace. 

 

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1. Increasing awareness and reducing stigma

How aware is your organisation/team of the following...

Awareness level
  • Mental health conditionsi

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    At any given time, around one in five Australians is experiencing a mental health condition, most commonly anxiety and depression. Understanding the signs and symptoms is an important first step, as well as where to get support.  
  • Roles and responsibilities relating to mental health in the workplacei

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    Creating a mentally healthy workplace is everyone’s responsibility. Across your organisation, managers, employees, your human resources team and senior leaders all have specific roles to play.
  • Benefits of mentally healthy workplacesi

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    The benefits of mentally healthy workplaces can be seen at a range of levels – individual, organisational, financial and legal.

    As well as being more productive, a positive working environment can improve employee morale and engagement, and reduce staff turnover.

  • Your business' commitment to a mentally healthy workplacei

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    Part of creating a mentally healthy workplace is getting your people on board. How will you communicate with your employees, clients and wider community, and get their feedback? 
  • Ways to reduce stigma in the workplacei

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    The stigma associated with mental health conditions often prevents people from seeking support. Do you speak openly about mental health in the workplace, as you would physical health?  

2. Supporting individuals with mental health conditions

What level of support and training does your organisation provide?

Level of Support
  • Helping employees with mental health conditionsi

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    While most people with anxiety or depression are able to keep working, some may need changes to the workplace or job to help them continue in their role. Employers have an important role to play in ensuring that employees are supported to remain at or return to work.

  • Helping employees have a conversation with someone they’re concerned about i

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    Do people in your workplace feel comfortable checking in with each other? Providing emotional support is about being willing to talk about what is going on, how the person feels and their options for support. 

  • Making adjustments to job rolesi

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    Reasonable adjustments are changes in the workplace that can support someone with a mental health condition stay at or return to work. Speak to the person to find out what will help. Common adjustments include allowing time off to attend appointments with health professionals, adjusting working hours, avoiding unnecessary shift changes and avoiding assigning new tasks.

  • Supporting staff with mental health conditions stay at or return to worki

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    A good plan to help someone stay at or return to work will provide clarity on roles, responsibilities and strategies to support their recovery. It’s important to develop the plan together, discussing any barriers to their recovery, how often to stay in touch if they are going to be absent from the workplace, and what sort of ongoing support would be helpful e.g. regular catch-ups, access to EAP, a mutually agreed monitoring process for signs of relapse. 


     

3. Reducing risks to mental health in the workplace

What are the potential risks to mental health in your workplace? (select all that apply)

What do these mean?i

Because every workplace is unique, the number and type of risk factors can vary.

These often influence each other and the likelihood of stress is greater when a number of factors occur together. A key part of building supportive, productive work environments is about identifying and taking steps to improve the issues causing stress.