Every business has a legal and moral responsibility to provide a safe and fair workplace. We know that creating a mentally healthy workplace has many benefits for both employers and employees.
A well-designed workplace should support individual mental health and lead to reduced absenteeism, increased employee engagement and improved productivity.
It makes great business sense to invest in the mental health of your team
‘Every dollar spent on effective mental health action returns $2.30 in benefits to an organisation.’ (PWC, Beyond Blue National Mental Health Commission, 2014). Black Dog Institute.
Six ways you can help make your workplace mentally healthy
There are lots of simple things everyone can do to make a mentally healthy workplace. You don’t need to spend a lot of money, and you can engage all the team to make it happen. Here are some suggestions:
Smart work design
Building personal resilience
Building better work cultures
Increasing awareness of mental health
Supporting staff recovery from mental illness
Do you want advice on how to set up a healthy work environment? Talk to me for underpinning strategies for these suggestions and other actions you can implement.
Suzanne Diprose (0408 897 079)
Director – Performance Advantage
Ongoing Professional Development
In keeping with a commitment to ongoing learning Suzanne and Amy recently attended a suite of training on Workplace Health and Safety through WorkSafe. Performance Advantage clients can now benefit from the insights gained from the following workshops:
A practical guide to health and safety management systems
A practical approach to managing workplace fatigue