How to talk about mental health issues in the workplace
A new workplace toolkit offers advice on how to talk to colleagues about mental illnesses, including depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder.
The mental health tools are the latest in a series of steps taken by the Australian Government to encourage more people to talk openly about mental illness, with the aim of helping reduce stigma.
Mental health and wellbeing: tools for the workplace A new mental health and wellness toolkit is being developed by the Department of Human Services to help organisations make the most of workplace environments.
The National Mental Health and Wellbeing Workplace Partnership aims to help employers identify barriers to engaging with staff about mental wellbeing.
The new toolkit will help organisations better understand mental health needs, support staff to access the support they need and give them a chance to share their experiences.
It will also help employers improve their communication with their workers.
“A key part of the new work-life balance initiative is encouraging all employers to engage with their staff about their mental health, which will enable them to build more inclusive workplaces,” said Minister for Human Services, Dr Julie Bishop.
“Our work with organisations is designed to help ensure that their mental wellbeing is prioritised and to help them to manage their mental well-being.”
A new workforce toolkit for the Australian public.
Source: Department of Health and Human Services The Department of Social Services is developing the toolkit, which it will present to stakeholders on May 23.
It comes in two parts, one for employers and one for employees.
Employers will be able to create a mental health assessment form and the tool will be available to employers on a workplace website.
The forms will allow employees to discuss their mental needs, share their work, seek support, or seek information about workplace wellness.
“This is an important tool for employers who are struggling to keep staff on task or to address issues with a staff member,” Dr Bishop said.
The toolkit also contains a checklist of common mental health concerns and the right to a confidential report if a workplace supports this right. “
But it will be invaluable to employers who wish to better manage the needs of staff and who want to ensure that they are communicating openly with staff.”
The toolkit also contains a checklist of common mental health concerns and the right to a confidential report if a workplace supports this right.
It is intended to help staff get to know each other better, encourage communication and allow them to make better informed decisions.
“The checklist and assessment form are designed to be as clear and concise as possible so that staff can make informed decisions,” Dr Foster said.
The tool will also provide staff with a resource that helps them manage their own mental health on the job.
A new tool for employees to communicate mental health problems.
Mental Health in the workforce The tool is designed by a team of researchers from the University of New South Wales and the Australian National University and is designed for employers in both the public and private sectors.
It was developed with the help of a range of stakeholders including the Australian Council of Social Service, the Workplace Health and Safety Advisory Council and the NSW Department of Community Safety and Emergency Management.
“It is an excellent tool to be able for workers to identify and report concerns,” Dr David Foster said, adding that it would also help employees feel more comfortable talking about their feelings about their workplace.
“I think this is a great opportunity for people to discuss mental health with their colleagues.”
The document also provides tools for employers to better understand staff’s mental health including ways to manage staff’s anxiety, manage their mood and understand their thoughts and feelings.
It includes tips on managing the impact of mental illness on their work and provides tips on how best to communicate their concerns.
Workplace wellness “The best way to manage mental health in a workplace is to be aware of your health needs,” Dr Michelle Foster said of the tool.
They may be feeling very anxious about a job and they may not be getting their energy from the work.” “
They’re at a very vulnerable time.
They may be feeling very anxious about a job and they may not be getting their energy from the work.”
The tools will also encourage staff to discuss with their employers how they manage mental wellbeing and how to share it with colleagues.
“Everyone’s mental wellbeing needs to be understood,” Dr Karen Foster said “It’s important for employers, managers and workers to understand what mental health is, and how it’s impacting on their workplace.”
The new tools are being developed in partnership with the Australian Mental Health Association.