Mental (psychological) health, just like physical health, is an important part of work health and safety (WHS).
Work-related psychological injuries (mental illness) have a significant impact on workers, their families and business. These injuries can result in longer time away from work and cost more than other injuries.
The causes of these injuries are known as psychosocial hazards.
Under the model WHS laws, a person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) must manage the risk of psychosocial hazards in the workplace.