Mentally healthy work promotes mental wellbeing and enables staff to thrive and perform at their best.

Along with higher levels of personal wellbeing and reduced sickness; improved productivity, engagement and support for individual mental health are some of the many potential benefits of a mentally healthy workplace.

Mentally healthy work can be created in the following ways:

  • Prevention of mental ill health through good work design that aims to reduce stress and promote mental wellbeing.
  • Fostering an inclusive and supportive team culture that aims to reduce stigma and is a safe place to discuss mental health topics or concerns.
  • Intervening early by identifying and modifying any aspects work affecting mental health or training in resilience and mental health coping skills.
  • Supporting recovery for staff experiencing mental ill health through adjustments to work or encouraging staff to seek professional support.
  • Promoting positive mental health and wellbeing and participation in a range of mental health and wellness initiatives through the university.

Adopting a combination of all of these strategies will help realise the greatest benefits.

For further information, you can refer to the UQ mental health pages or the following resources: