Having a job that you enjoy and find fulfilling can have a hugely positive impact on your personal life. On the other hand, if you dread going to work, you’re constantly stressed and feel that you have little support, your job can take a huge mental toll.
According to Beyond Blue, a staggering one in six Australians are currently experiencing mental health conditions, yet mental health is still a taboo topic in many workplaces.
So what can you do if you are struggling with your own mental health? And what should you do if you think a colleague needs help?
Why is good mental health in the workplace important?
A good work environment is empowering, it can help to give you a sense of purpose and keep you engaged and connected with others, says Patrice O’Brien, General Manager Workplace, Partnerships and Engagement at Beyond Blue.