The things at work that can harm mental health are known as psychosocial hazards. These hazards can also cause physical harm.
Psychosocial hazards include:
- job demands
- low job control
- poor support
- lack of role clarity
- poor organisational change management
- inadequate reward and recognition
- poor organisational justice
- traumatic events or material
- remote or isolated work
- poor physical environment
- violence and aggression
- harassment, including sexual harassment, and
- conflict or poor workplace relationships and interactions
Psychosocial hazards can come from:
- the design or management of work
- a work environment
- plant (e.g. equipment) at a workplace, or
- workplace interactions or behaviours.
SWA is not a regulator and cannot advise you about WHS issues in the workplace. If you need help please contact your state or territory work health and safety authority.
Safe Work Australia is not a regulator and cannot advise you about work health and safety compliance or workers’ compensation claims. If you need help, please contact your state or territory WHS regulator or workers’ compensation authority.
Mental Health Support
If you or a colleague are feeling depressed, stressed or anxious there are services to help.