Work-related stress and mental health conditions can significantly impact a business. This can be in the form of loss of productivity, higher rates of absenteeism, decreased profit and possibly even an increase in workplace accidents and incidents.
Running a business can be stressful. As a business owner, to give your business its best shot at success, you need to look after yourself as well as your employees.
We’ve all heard it said that to look after others you have to first look after yourself but it’s not always as easy to do as it is to say. Here are some tips on how to look after yourself and reduce your own stress levels.
As an employer you have obligations under Work Health and Safety legislation to ensure you are looking after the mental health of your employees. You can manage mental health risks in the same way you manage physical risks in the workplace.
There are some other great ways to manage mental health in the workplace. A few ideas to get you thinking…
Mental Health matters.
For more information and resources see the following link. https://www.business.gov.au/risk-management/mental-health/mental-health-and-wellbeing-support-for-business
The Australian Government’s Business Balance initiative is designed to help small business owners take proactive steps to improve their mental health.