Prevention Guidelines

These guidelines consist of actions organisations can take to prevent common mental health problems in the workplace. It is hoped that they will be used to improve the practices of organisations as they work to reduce the risk of job stress and mental health problems in the workplace. The guidelines are intended to complement existing legislative requirements for occupational health and safety and the prevention and management of discrimination and harassment.

The development of these guidelines has been funded by the Institute for Safety, Compensation and Recovery Research (ISCRR), a joint initiative of WorkSafe Victoria (WorkSafe), the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) and Monash University. ISCRR was established to facilitate research and best practice in injury prevention, rehabilitation and compensation. If you would find out more about ISCRR or would like to receive its monthly e-newsletter please email