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Psychosocial wellbeing: responsibilities of the workplace

Psychosocial wellbeing refers to the overall state of a person’s mental, emotional, and social health. It encompasses various aspects of an individual’s psychological and social functioning, including their ability to cope with stress, manage emotions, maintain positive relationships, and engage meaningfully in daily activities.

In Australia, workplaces are increasingly being recognised as having a responsibility for the psychosocial well-being of their employees.

Griefline’s tailored workplace training programs can support managers and team leaders to develop greater awareness of the psychosocial responsibilities of managing staff, ensuring the workplace is compliant and supportive.

Reasons why you would consider undertaking our workplace training:

Are you aware of your legal Obligations?

Australian workplace health and safety laws require employers to provide a safe and healthy work environment for their employees. This includes addressing psychosocial hazards that may impact mental health and well-being, such as work-related stress, bullying, and harassment.

Does your workplace consider human rights a necessity?

Ensuring psychosocial well-being aligns with principles of human rights and equity. All employees have the right to work in an environment that supports their mental health and respects their dignity.

Are you familiar with the impact of poor mental health on your bottom line?

Poor mental health in the workplace can have significant economic consequences, including decreased productivity, increased absenteeism, and higher turnover rates. Addressing psychosocial well-being is not only a moral imperative but also makes economic sense for businesses.

Is social responsibility part of your organisational culture?

Many organisations in Australia recognize their social responsibility to support the well-being of their employees, not just physically but also mentally and emotionally. This is reflected in corporate social responsibility initiatives and commitments to creating positive workplace cultures.

Mental Health Awareness: are you doing enough?

There is a growing awareness and understanding of mental health issues in society, including in the workplace. Employers need to recognise the importance of promoting mental health and supporting employees who may be experiencing mental health challenges.

Are you compliant with Work Health and Safety Legislation?

Australia’s work health and safety legislation, such as the Work Health and Safety Act 2011, places obligations on employers to identify and manage risks to both physical and psychological health in the workplace. Failure to address psychosocial risks can result in legal repercussions for employers. Never has never been a more important time to be aware of your obligations and safeguard your workplace against risks.

Understanding your obligations will enhance productivity and performance

Investing in the psychosocial well-being of employees can have positive outcomes for productivity, performance, and overall organisational success. Healthy and engaged employees are more likely to be productive, creative, and committed to their work

Need a tailored training solution?

  • Understand what loneliness really is. 
  • Separate facts about loneliness from popular myths.  
  • Greater compassion for those experiencing social isolation leading to improved connectedness.  
  • Early intervention strategies for vulnerable teammates which may reduce long-term absenteeism. 
  • Improved physical and mental well-being. 
Griefline Workplace training for addressing feelings of loneliness

Our workplace training courses cover:

  • Navigating workplace grief
  • Supporting grieving clients/co-workers
  • Coping with personal loss
  • Grief and loss fundamentals
  • Addressing feelings of loneliness

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