Promoting Positive Mental Health in the Workplace

Traditional approaches to psychological functioning in the workplace have focused on the negative impact work can have on employees and organisations. Understanding these impacts is important, however an approach that focuses solely on the dysfunctional elements of work to prevent illness does not capture what engages employees.

Positive mental health focuses on developing environments where all employees can thrive and reach their optimal potential at work, resulting in greater employee engagement and productivity.

SuperFriend, Deakin University and the University of Melbourne developed guidelines that organisations can use to promote positive mental health in the workplace.



This resource:

  • explains why positive mental health in the workplace is important
  • provides practical tips and actionable strategies for developing a work environment that promotes positive mental health
  • outlines strategies that lead to a positive leadership style
  • provides information about positive communication and healthy job design
  • delves into various workplace practices such as recruitment, development and work-life balance

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