Advice to Managers and Organisations on

Dealing with Mental Health Issues

Mental health problems, especially depression and anxiety, are common in the community. As such it is highly likely that, as a manager, one will supervise a worker with mental illness at some point in their career.

Moreover, mental health distress is a likely concern in any workplace environment due to common stresses of workload, workplace culture, individual factors, and interpersonal conflict.

Our organisational psychologists are able to provide managers and organsiations with a mental health awareness framework that enhances robustness and resilience in the workplace. This framework, informed by Mindfulness theory, emphasises factors of coping and wellbeing that may be cultivated by individuals and engendered on an organisational level.

In addition, our psychologists can:

  • help organisations to develop an understanding of mental illness including recognition of signs and symptoms, strategies for managing and supporting staff with mental health issues and ways to build and maintain a safe work environment, one that will not create or exacerbate mental health problems and where workers with mental issues are properly supported.
  • help provide organisations with current and relevant information on mental wellbeing and mental illness, as well as a pragmatic focus for dealing with challenges that arise in the workplace.
The approach and objective is to provide the necessary knowledge and practical skills for participants to identify factors relating to Mental Health issues and general wellbeing and stress in the workplace, and to determine and implement appropriate strategies including taking early preventative and supportive action.

Want to know more about our Employee Assistance Program, and what to expect from counselling? Speak to our friendly reception team on 9500 0751 Mondays to Thursdays between 9am and 7:30pm and on Fridays between 9am and 6pm.