There are a number of factors that impact mental health at work and there are actions you can take to prevent or help overcome these challenges.

Factors

Workplace factors are things in the way you design or manage work that increase the risk of you or your workers developing mental ill-health or illness like excessive demands and low job control or lack of social support. Learn more about factors that may be affecting your workplace.

Actions

There are effective protective or preventative actions you can take to remove or reduce the impact of factors on the mental health of workers in your workplace. Read more about actions.

How factors work

It may take many or few factors to impact mental health in your workplace and their impact can vary across workplaces, teams or individuals.

Some factors often occur together, so workplace actions may prevent or reduce the impact of several factors at once. The below diagram shows how factors may relate to each other. For instance, bullying is more likely to occur in workplaces where there is a lack of social support.

Adapted from Review of Evidence of Psychosocial Risks for Mental Ill-health in the Workplaces, 2017

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Factors

There are common workplace factors that can impact workers’ mental health.

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Other factors

There are other non-workplace factors that can also contribute to mental ill-health at work.

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Actions

Everyone has a role in creating mentally healthy workplaces.

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Get help now

If you or someone you know need crisis support now, the services below can help.

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