Mental Health in your Workplace

The discussion around mental health has become more open and widespread in the past decade, but what impact does mental health have on a workplace?

In the videos below, Our CEO Tracey Fraser speaks about mental health in the workplace and Wodonga Abattoirs Ross Williams, talking about how the mental health of an employee can affect a business and how programs like Work Assist can help employees get back on track.

Mental Health at Work – For Employers

The impacts of COVID-19 can make us all feel anxious, stressed and worried.  Here are some simple tips that you can do to look after your staff and your own mental wellbeing.

  • Stay connected with work colleagues, family and friends
  • Schedule catch-ups using video platforms
  • Maintain or start an exercise routine that’s appropriate to your physical ability
  • Find something that your grateful for everyday
  • Limit your social media usage
  • Obtain information from reliable sources
  • Offer support to others
  • Eat well, dress well and wash well
  • Get fresh air and sunshine everyday
  • Set yourself an achievable goal everyday
  • Don’t put pressure on yourself to be productive all the time
  • Learn a new skill or craft

If you feel a change in your well-being, please speak to someone and consult your GP immediately.  If you need urgent support, you can call Lifeline on 13 11 14.

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