Prolonged exposure to excessive workloads, roles that require a high level of emotional, mental, or physical energy or a consistent lack of resources (such as time or equipment) can all be risk factors for developing a mental illness. Equally important, low job demands, such as monotonous or repetitive tasks, or long periods of being idle can also have a negative impact.
Organisations have an ethical, legal, and regulatory obligation to protect their employees from harm that may arise within the workplace, however sometimes it’s not always so easy to spot. The Mentally Fit Workplace Series provides information on things to look out for and tips for improving workload management.
Investing in the mental health of your employees leads to improved performance, increased productivity, and overall enhanced wellbeing. The infographic below provides a simple description of things to look out for and some tips for improving workload management – if you would like to use this at your workplace as a poster or share as an infographic you can download a high resolution print version below.
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