One in five Australian employees report that they have taken time off work due to feeling mentally unwell in the past 12 months (source Beyondblue). Employers must consider the risks of Mental Health in the Workplace and implement appropriate controls.
While creating a mentally healthy workplace is everyone’s responsibility, mental health is a leadership issue, and change must start at the top. Business owners and organisational leaders play a critical role in driving policies and practices that promote mental health in the workplace. The process can be started with a simple conversation but frontline managers and supervisors often feel unsure of where to start. WHS Qld offer assistance with some basic information.
This free toolkit will assist organisations in getting these conversations started.