Everyone has a role to play, both in looking after their own mental health and creating a mentally healthy workplace.
What is a mentally healthy workplace?
A psychologically safe workplace is considered to practice the following key principles:
- Promote positive practices that support mental health;
- Seeks out and reduces the risks of psychological harm in the workplace;
- Providing education and learning opportunities to staff in building resilience to allow staff to thrive at work;
- Eliminating stigma and discrimination;
- Providing a supportive workplace environment for injured workers who have sustained physical or psychological injury.
How to check if your workplace is mentally healthy?
- a sense of control over own workload
- necessary skills, knowledge and resources to do the job and make healthy choices
- a good work-life balance
- time for reflection
- peer support
- line manager support
facilitating participation and promoting inclusion
- reward and recognition
- equity and fairness.
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