Factors for a Mentally Healthy Workplace

Factors for a mentally healthy workplace…..

Balance – A workplace that recognises the need for balance between the demands of work, family and personal life.

Workload managementt – A workplace where employees are given enough time to do the tasks and responsibilities assigned to them.

Organisational culture – A workplace that shows trust, honesty and fairness.

Clear leadership and expectations – A workplace where there is effective leadership so that employees know what they need to do, where their work fits in with the rest of the organisation, and whether there are any changes coming up.

Growth and improvement – A workplace where employees are encouraged to grow their social, emotional and job skills.

Recognition and reward – A workplace where employees’ efforts are noticed and appreciated.

Engagement – A workplace where employees enjoy and feel connected to their work and where they feel motivated to do their job well.

Supportive – A workplace where co-workers and managers care about employees’ mental health concerns. If someone needs support or if something traumatic happens, co-workers and managers respond appropriately.

Courtesy and respect – A workplace where employees are respectful and considerate with one another, as well as with customers, clients and the public.

Involvement and inclusion – A workplace where employees are included in discussions about how their work is done and how important decisions are made.

Psychological skills – A workplace where employees have the social, emotional and job skills they need to do their jobs.

Psychological safety – A workplace where employees feel able to put themselves on the line, ask questions, seek feedback, report mistakes and problems, or propose a new idea without fear.

Physical safety – When employees are physically safe it is much easier to feel psychologically safe.

Dot points above are based on research by Canadian Centre for Occupational Health & Safety, 2018 into what makes a mentally healthy workplace.

For more information, log into this Fine Tuning Automotive Mental Health Website, or the WorkWell Toolkit https://www.workwell.vic.gov.au/mental-health-toolkit-small-business

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