mental health at work: resources for employers
All resources for employers
Most employers want to support the mental health of young people at work but it can be tough to know what to do and how to get started.
You don’t need to be an expert in mental health to promote workplace health and safety. As an employer there are lots of things you can do to promote positive practices that help you and your young workers to stay well at work.
creating a mentally healthy workplace
how to have a supportive conversation
responding to disclosures of mental health issues
taking care of yourself and supporting a young worker
Taking care of yourself at work
Steps you can take to manage your work role and enhance your mental health at work.
Tips to keep good mental health
The 7 tips for a healthy headspace are 7 evidence-based ways that you can actively improve your mental health.
Social and emotional wellbeing resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander Peoples.
6 ways you can help make your workplace mentally healthy.
All about creating healthy workplaces, including tips for small business.
Comprehensive information on mental health responsibilities, stigma reduction, mental health initiatives, and tips for managers on supporting mental health and wellbeing.
Anybody can have a chat with their doctor (GP) about their mental health. You might like to encourage a young person to check in with their doctor to talk with them about a mental health care plan.
headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation, providing help and information to 12-25 year olds in order to support their wellbeing. You might like to chat with a young person about connecting with support through their local headspace centre.
eheadspace provides free online and telephone counselling to young people 12 - 25 and their families and friends. eheadspace might be a useful first step for young people who can’t access face to face support or for those who may be feeling a bit nervous about talking to somebody in person.
National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation
The National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organising (NACCHO) is the national leadership body for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health in Australia. Check out the NACCHO website to find an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation or Affiliate near you.
Free, 24 hour online and telephone crisis support service.
Suicide Call-back Service 1300 659 467
Free, 24 hour online and telephone crisis support service for anyone who is affected by suicide.
If you’re worried about your safety or the safety of somebody else, please contact emergency services by calling 000.
A brief guide to the Disability Discrimination Act
Learn more about disability rights and how the Disability Discrimination Act applies to the workplace.
Workplace Health and Safety contacts in your State or Territory
Contact details for the Workplace Health and Safety authorities’ in your State.
Information and advice about your workplace rights and responsibilities.