Mentally healthy workplaces for young people
14th February 2020
by SafeWork NSW
Did you know that between the ages of sixteen and twenty-four there are 1 in 16 younger workers with depression, and 1 in 6 with anxiety?
There are some simple steps you can take to make your workplace mentally healthy for everyone. It is important to support the mental well being of young workers and other team members in the workplace. When workers feel supported, valued and engaged they are more committed to their organisation and doing their best work.
The NSW Government has introduced some FREE initiatives to help your business:
Free mental health training for managers facilitated by the Black Dog Institute, will provide you with the knowledge, confidence and strategies to support your team’s mental well being in the workplace.
Free mental health skills training facilitated by the Black Dog Institute, is being offered to help everyone at work. By signing up to the program, you and your team can gain an insight into common mental health conditions and develop skills to have those difficult conversations.
Free work, health and safety (WHS) advice helps your business identify how well mental health is managed in your workplace. Your business will recieve tailored expert guidance and resources to assist in developing a Mental Health Development Plan.
Everyone can benefit from a mentally healthy workplace. Mentally healthy workplaces encourage prevention of mental ill-health and connect workers to support early to improve their recovery.
Find out more and sign up now at mentalhealthatwork.nsw.gov.au
How mentally healthy is your workplace? Take our quick online mental health capability check now.