Test your knowledge about some of the approaches to workplace mental health issues found within this website.
Whether an employee has mental health issues or not, violent, threatening or harassing behaviour should never be acceptable in the workplace. Research shows that people with mental health issues are no more likely to be violent than the general population and significantly more likely to be victims of violence. See the section Creating a Workplace Violence Policy for more information.
Allowing these forms of behaviour for any reason has the potential of harming the mental health of those subjected to it at work. Employers should look for ways to support workers in resolving issues promptly, seeking assistance from outside resources where necessary. Unaddressed conflict among co-workers may contribute to unhealthy and potentially dangerous workplaces. This section will assist you in determining strategies to help foster a safe, productive workplace.
Addressing Violence in the Workplace: a multi-level approach
Suggestions to help reduce and manage workplace violence and maximize worker's safety at different identified levels of the workplace.
Creating a Workplace Violence Policy
Tips and strategies
Violence and Harassment Prevention
Preventing and addressing harassment in the workplace.
Responding to Workplace Bullying
Interventions for incidents of workplace bullying.
Harassment and Bullying Policy
Considerations for developing an anti-harassment policy.