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National workplace mental health plan launched

Australia’s employers need to introduce and actively promote workplace plans to protect the mental health of their staff, according to a study by the University of Tasmania.

It says a national workplace mental health policy should require all employers to develop psychological health and safety guidelines to avoid work-related stress, anxiety and depression among staff.

The UTAS Work, Health and Wellbeing Network has published a white paper that outlines nine policy priorities identified by the study for creating an integrated approach to workplace mental health.

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