April 9, 2019
With the cost to Australian organisations of poor mental health totaling more than $6 billion in lost productivity, it has never been more critical to tackle this issue. Within this area there is an overwhelming amount of information that can support your workplace. Here are some recommended sites and resources:
- Business SA has developed a practical guide, factsheets and supporting documents for leaders of staff within small to medium business which provide information about recognising, preventing and managing risk factors related to stress in the workplace and the discussion paper on Minds at Work: Is Your Business Mentally Healthy?
- Return to Work SA - Creating a mentally healthy workplace is a very good place to start with an overview of how to create a mentally healthy workplace and links to action plans and useful tools and resources.
- SafeWork SA - Mental health resources and services - help build your personal mental health wellness or develop health and wellbeing programs in your workplace. The most effective programs follow the same steps as successful safety programs, so any efforts are best done as part of an integrated approach.
- SA Mental Health Commission - resources and support links for mentally healthy workplaces. The Go-To Guide is very resourceful.
- Heads Up supports Australian businesses to create more mentally healthy workplaces. Access a wide range of resources, information and advice for all employees and create a tailored action plan for your business.
- Safe Work Australia's Work-related psychological health and safety: A systematic approach to meeting your duties provides guidance to anyone who has a WHS duty to prevent and manage harm to workers’ psychological health.
- Queensland Government - Mentally healthy workplace toolkits aims to help employers, managers and leaders eliminate and minimise risks to psychological health, and create workplace environments that are mentally healthy.