Workplace wellbeing and mental health

workplace wellbeing and mental health
A mentally healthy workplace has great benefits for employers and employees too.

Increased energy, higher self-esteem, lowering the risk of chronic disease, and feeling happier at work are just a few. More and more businesses are now actively promoting health and wellbeing in the workplace. Don't be left behind.

Mental health is an integral component to workplace wellbeing. Untreated mental health conditions cost Australian businesses almost $11 billion annually through absenteeism, reduced productivity and workers’ compensation claims. It’s no secret that healthy employees contribute to productive businesses and a positive result for your bottom line.

In Victoria, very few leaders know how to create a mentally healthy workplace or consider the mental health of their employees as a high priority.

Let us help you navigate the complex world of mental health at work and understand your obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act and other applicable legislation. Mental health is a business risk that can be proactively managed to the benefit of the entire workplace.

  • Mental health injuries now account for approximately 12% of all workers’ compensation claims in Victoria
  • Healthy workers are nearly three times more productive than unhealthy workers
  • Three in five Victorian employees say they would consider an employer’s attitude to health when looking for a new job
Make good use of your Victorian Chamber membership and access our comprehensive library of free online fact sheets and document templates what can be adapted and used in any business.