Other key groups
Health professionals treat individuals with mental health conditions and support them stay at work, or return to work after an absence. It is important that they work collaboratively with employers and employees with a mental health condition.
Industry groups have a role in communicating the importance of mental health in the workplace and providing relevant information and resources to their members.
Occupational health and safety practitioners develop, implement and evaluate risk management programs. They train employees in work health and safety (WH&S) procedures, monitor and audit the workplace and investigate any threats to safe and healthy working conditions.
Unions support workplace mental health by improving working conditions, by promoting health and safety within workplaces and by making relevant information, services and resources available to members.
Work Health and Safety (WH&S) regulators help enforce WH&S legislation, manage workers’ compensation schemes, provide workplace injury insurance for employers and help injured workers get back into the workforce.