Developing a mental health strategy for your workplace
Developing strategies for a healthy workplace provides a framework for your workplace to promote mental wellbeing, minimise workplace risks to mental health, support people experiencing mental health issues and reduce stigma associated with mental health conditions. Every workplace is unique, so your approach needs to be tailored to fit your workplace.
Developing a plan and taking action on workplace mental health
When considering the mental health of your workplace, it is important that an organisation takes an approach that suits its specific needs and priorities.
In developing your plan, evidence shows that taking an integrated approach leads to the greater benefits. In this context, an ‘integrated approach’ is about everyone in the workplace. It focusses on three components:
- promoting the positives of work and wellbeing
- protecting the mental health of all staff, and
- supporting staff with mental health conditions.
Emotionally challenging work – managing the risk webinar
Watch Worksafe Queensland's Emotionally challenging work – managing the risk webinar
about building and maintaining mentally healthy workplaces, which promote and support positive mental health and minimise the risk of psychological injury, featuring Beyond Blue's Police & emergency Services Engagement Manager, Rob Heaslip.
Workplace bullying and mental health
Watch Worksafe Queensland’s Workplace bullying and mental health webinar, in which Beyond Blue's Workplace Engagement Manager, Michael O’Hanlon, introduces the topic of workplace bullying and the barriers workers are faced with when returning to work.
Workplace violence and mental health
Watch Worksafe Queensland’s Workplace violence and mental health webinar, in which Beyond Blue's Workplace Engagement Manager, Michael O’Hanlon, introduces the topic of workplace violence and the effects it has in the workplace and for workers returning to work.
Reasonable Adjustments & Mental Health Conditions
With one in five workers likely to experience a mental health condition at any time (whether resulting from a workplace injury or not), it is important that businesses have a strategy to support these workers and help them return to work.
Watch Worksafe Queensland’s Reasonable Adjustments & Mental Health Conditions webinar
, in which beyondblue’s
Workplace Engagement Manager, Michael O’Hanlon delivers practical recommendations of reasonable adjustments that businesses can make to support a worker with a psychological injury.
Talking heads: two CEOs on leading and managing mental health
Hear two workplace leaders bare their soul in the name of overcoming stigma around mental health in the workplace, with expert advice from Beyond Blue’s Patrice O’Brien, as part of the Diversity Council of Australia’s (DCA) podcast series.
Download the podcast here: https://www.dca.org.au/podcasts/talking-heads-two-ceos-leading-and-managing-mental-health
ATO podcasts – Mental health support
Listen to Beyond Blue’s Patrice O'Brien and Tax professional Amanda Linton as they discuss the importance of recognising the signs and symptoms of mental health concerns, and the ways ATO can help support tax professionals and their clients through the tough times.
Download the podcast here: https://www.ato.gov.au/Media-centre/Video-and-audio-files/ATO-podcast---Tax-inVoice/?=redirected
Better Business Podcasts: Creating Mentally Healthy Workplaces
The Better Business Podcast by Employsure tackles the big issues in small business. Hear Beyond Blue’s Patrice O’Brien discuss mental health and how it applies to small business owners.
Download the podcast here: https://employsure.com.au/videos/better-business-podcast-series-2/episode-4-creating-mentally-healthy-workplaces/
Creating mentally healthy workplaces – for small businesses
Hear Beyond Blue's Nick Arvanitis speak on what small businesses can do to create a mentally healthy workplace, as well as give tips on how small business owners can take care of their mental health and that of their staff's.
Download for free via the links below.
Mentally healthy workplaces – for rural and remote areas
Listen to the Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health (CRRMH) ‘Mentally Healthy Workplaces’ podcast (as part of the ‘Let’s Talk’ series), featuring Beyond Blue's Nick Arvanitis:
Download the podcast here: https://www.crrmh.com.au/get-help-now/self-help-resources/podcasts/workplace-mental-health/