What can you do to look after your mental health at work?
What we do for work can give us a sense of purpose and help us feel good about ourselves. So, work can be something that contributes to good mental health.
However, work can also be stressful. If not managed properly, the anxiety and stress that work sometimes brings can negatively affect our mental health.
Finding ways to manage the stresses of work is important to regulating overall mental health, working more productively, and overcoming daily obstacles in healthier ways.
To look after your own mental health and wellbeing at work:
play your part in the organisation's mental health strategies
use resources to help and educate yourself and others
get involved in wellness activities.
|Mental Health Commission - Tips and tools||For more information on getting involved in wellness activities, see the WA Mental Health Commission’s Tips and tools page.|
|Psychosocial hazards overview||This DMIRS webpage provides descriptions and examples of common workplace factors that impact on workers' mental health.|
|HeadsUp - Training and resources||These webpages by HeadsUp provide a directory of face to face and online education and training programs for both workers and managers.|
|Guidance about preventing and managing fatigue||This DMIRS webpage provides information and resources on what fatigue is, what causes it and how to manage it.|
|HeadtoHealth||This resource by the Australian Department of Health provides information on mental health difficulties, supporting yourself and others and a directory of service providers for mental health resources.|
|WA Alcohol and Drug Support Line||Some people use alcohol or other drugs to cope with work-related stress. The WA Alcohol and Drug Support Line provides confidential, non-judgemental telephone counselling, information and referral service for anyone seeking help for their own or another person’s alcohol or drug use.|
|Dealing with workplace bullying - a worker's guide||This guide by SafeWork Australia provides information for workers on identifying bullying, what to do when experiencing or witnessing bullying and what to expect from their workplace.|
|Refer to the WA Mental Health Commission’s Mental health check-up tool for a mental health self-assessment and tips, advice and support.|
|Useful contacts||This DMIRS webpage provides a directory of helplines and other resources from the WA Mental Health Commission.|