Recover at work

Recovery at work is about making workplace adjustments (small changes) to support the mental health of workers as they recover from an injury or illness. Small changes at work can make a big difference with recovery and some workplace adjustments that can be made include:

  • More one on one meetings and support
  • A flexible work schedule
  • Access to leave
  • The option to work from home

Get started

If you are experiencing mental ill-health and want to recover at work, the best way to get started is to:

  • Talk with a trusted person to ask for support.
  • Plan workplace adjustments to remain at work, or return during your recovery.

If you're a manager you can make your workplace a safe and supportive place by encouraging everyone to use language that is respectful, engaging and inclusive to help initiate discussions that promote recovery (see the Mental Health Coordinating Council's Recovery oriented language guide for tips on how to do this).

We have developed a recovery at work toolkit to help you get started with this process.

We can help

Our programs aim to support the recovery at work process. You can get involved in with our programs and help us improve recovery at work outcomes. Find out about our programs here.

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recovery @ work toolkit

Our toolkit aims to make life a little bit easier by breaking it down into two actions: talking, then planning.

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Recovery Boost $50,000 funding program

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Lived experience engagement

People with lived experience participating, influencing and leading mental health initiatives.

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Our stories

Watch stories about the mental health recovery @ work programs and hear leaders talk about workplace culture and how it impacts on mental health at work.

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