Below are nine key attributes of a mentally healthy workplace.

 
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Prioritising mental health

Provide mental health education for all levels of staff to raise awareness, increase understanding and encourage open discussion.

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Trusting, fair & respectful culture

Provide employees at all levels with skills to interact with honesty and respect with colleagues and customers, clients and the public.

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Open & honest leadership

Employ effective leadership to give employees a sense of shared purpose in the goals of the organisation.

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Good job
design

Match job roles to people's skills and abilities, ensure they are physically safe and offer working arrangements that suit employees.

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Workload management

Set tasks that can be accomplished successfully in a reasonable time, using readily available resources.

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Employee development

Offer an environment where employees have regular two-way feedback and are encouraged, acknowledged and rewarded.

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Inclusion & influence

Arrange for employees to have control of the way they work and input to the important decisions of the organisation.

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Work/Life
balance

Recognise the importance of work/life balance and provide employees the opportunity to balance the demands of work, family and personal life.

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Mental health support

Ensure that managers and staff are responsive to employees’ mental health conditions, regardless of cause and that adjustments to work and counselling support are available.