In line with the Australian work health and safety (WHS) legislation, employers must take steps to protect workers against risks to their physical and mental health.
Beyond adhering to these obligations, organisations that actively promote positive mental health see vast improvements in both employee wellbeing and business outcomes including increased employee productivity, retention and engagement.
Creating a mentally healthy workplace is the responsibility of all staff. Creating a Mental Health & Wellbeing Strategy ensures shared understanding of those responsibilities and alignment of effort across the entire organisation – no matter the size.
The below steps are a great starting point to developing a workplace mental health strategy, along with SuperFriend’s Building Thriving Workplace’s guidelines and actions.