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Stress Awareness Month

17 Apr
by Suzie Business Owner & Senior HRBP

“The role of a leader in creating a mentally healthy workplace is to promote awareness, and importantly, to promote a culture that allows people to take the steps they need to stay mentally healthy.”
Dr Andrew Wilson, Medibank

As a manager, you play a critical role in creating a mentally healthy workplace. This is through the people you directly supervise and, as a leader, influencing others within your business. Your staff, in particular, will look to you for leadership, guidance and support. Whether or not your workplace currently sees mental health as a priority, there are many things you can do as a manager to contribute.

Managers Top Tips
🔹    Increase your own knowledge about mental health and be aware of the support available

🔹     Educate your employees about mental health in the workplace

🔹     Talk openly about mental health and encourage others to do the same

🔹     Provide support to any employee who is struggling with their mental health

🔹     Communicate regularly with your team and be as open and honest as you can

🔹  Encourage respectful behaviour and communication by team members

🔹    Demonstrate healthy work habits, i.e. work-life balance, making sure you take a proper break at lunchtime etc

🔹    Be an influencer

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