Workplace Mental Health & Safety

Mental health is a workplace issue – a mentally healthy workplace takes positive steps to prevent harm by identifying mental health hazards, managing harm from an early stage, and supporting recovery, just like we would with physical hazards at work.

Under the workplace or occupational health and safety laws, employers must provide and maintain a working environment for their people that is safe and without risks to mental health. Employers also have an obligation to consult with employees through their unions on matters that affect their mental health and safety. If you need assistance with psychosocial hazards in your workplace, you can contact your union.

Psychosocial Hazards

For information on the specific types of workplace mental health hazards we should look out for and those identified under Australia’s Model Code of Practice: Managing psychosocial hazards at work, please click here.

Employer Responsibilities

For information on the roles Employers have to provide a psychosocially safe workplace and their obligations under WHS/OHS legislation, please click here.

If you require urgent mental health support please contact these services for 24/7 crisis support:

Lifeline: 13 11 14

Beyond Blue: 1300 224 636