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Creating a mentally healthy workplace is everyone's responsibility.
From leaders to managers to employees, each group has a specific role to play so that change can take place.
And while everyone has a role, change must start at the top.
For leaders, it's critical that they drive policies to promote mental health in the workplace and positively influence the culture, management practices and the employee experience.
It's important that they show an active commitment to mental health at work and not be afraid to speak out about conditions like anxiety or depression.
They need to adopt good health and safety management into all their decisions and reward managers for maintaining a mentally healthy workplace.
Leaders also need to promote a zero tolerance approach to stigma and discrimination, provide flexible working conditions and support internal champions that can lead workplace mental health initiatives.
Managers and supervisors play an equally important role in removing health and safety risks and supporting employees with mental health conditions.
For them, it's essential to have a basic understanding of anxiety and depression and be able to talk with their employees about mental health.
They also need the skills to approach someone they supervise who they're concerned about.
This might mean making reasonable adjustments to help them continue in their role.
Employees have a part to play, too.
They will benefit from a positive workplace culture, but they also need to take reasonable care of their own mental health and the health and safety of the people they work with.
It's important for them to educate themselves about mental health and to cooperate with workplace policies and support mental health initiatives.
Recent TNS Social research revealed that three in four Australian workers believe organisations that value mental health are likely to be more productive.
So, the benefits of working together to take action are clear.
By joining Heads Up, you're taking an important step to creating a mentally healthy workplace.
You'll get access to online tools and resources relevant to everyone in your workplace, including the Heads Up action plan that can be tailored to the specific needs of your business.
So, join at headsup.org.au now and learn more about how to make your workplace happier and more productive.