Work-related mental health conditions have become a major concern in Australian workplaces.
Mental health can be adversely affected by the following factors in the workplace:
- high job demand
- low job demand
- poor support
- poor workplace relationships
- low role clarity
- poor organisational change management
- poor organisational justice
- poor environmental conditions
- remote or isolated work, and
- violent or traumatic events.
Work-related stress may lead to depression and anxiety and often causes:
- unplanned absences including sick leave
- staff turnover
- withdrawal and presenteeism, and
- poor work and poor product quality.
There are a number of services available to people who are feeling depressed, stressed or anxious. They include:
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