Managing Psychosocial Risk Factors at Work

October 25, 2023
Black Dog Institute Mental Health

Ensuring health and safety at work, including addressing risk factors to mental health, is not only a legal obligation for employers but makes good business sense, helping to reduce costs, boost productivity and increase staff engagement and retention.

Taking action to improve mental health at work has been a game-changer for South Western Sydney Primary Health Network (PHN), resulting in a long list of beneficial outcomes for the organisation and its employees

Over the past four years, sick-leave rates among staff have dropped by almost half and workers’ compensation claims have fallen to zero.

Key to this success has been developing a health and wellbeing strategy that includes a focus on addressing and minimising psychosocial risk factors in the workplace.

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