Well designed and managed workplaces can play a beneficial role in promoting worker health and wellbeing, minimising ill health and facilitating a faster recovery and return to work after injury or illness.
The World Health Organisation defines a healthy workplace as one in which workers and managers collaborate to use a continuous improvement process to protect and promote the health, safety and wellbeing of all workers and the sustainability of the workplace.
A mentally healthy workplace can have a positive impact on productivity, performance and staff retention. Groups like MATES in Construction operate to reduce suicide and improve mental health within the construction industry and beyondblue works to reduce the impact of depression and anxiety in the community.
The workplace is increasingly being used as a setting for health promotion and preventative health activities to prevent workplace injury and to assess and improve people’s overall health.
- Click Here to view A Guide for preventing & responding to workplace bullying
- Click Here to view A workers Guide – Dealing with workplace bullying
- Click Here to view About Mates in Construction
- Click Here to view Employee guide – Disclosure of mental illness in the workplace
- Click Here to view Employer handbook – Disclosure of mental illness in the workplace
- Click Here to view Fact sheet – Depression and the workplace info for employers
- Click Here to view Fact sheet – Fatigue management
- Click Here to view Fact sheet – Preventing psychological injury under WHS-Laws
- Click Here to view FAQ – workplace bullying
- Click Here to view Guidelines for organisations – Helping employees to successfully return to work
- Click Here to view Healthy workplaces – model for action
- Click Here to view The Australian workplace barometer for psychosocial safety in Australia
- Click Here to view The relationship between work characteristics, well-being, depression & bullying
- Click Here to view Work related mental disorders in Australia
- Click Here to view Workers mental illness – a practical guide for managers
- Click Here to view Working together – promoting mental health & well-being at work
- Click Here to view Working well – An organisational approach to preventing physcological injury