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Psychological health: Defining our risks

By: Teagan Knight

Category: Health & Safety, People

  3.32 PM 31 August, 2016

Location: General

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Psychological health issues are becoming more common, both in the community and the workplace, with 45 per cent of Australians experiencing a mental health issue during their lifetime.

It is estimated that six million working days are lost by Australian workplaces each year because of the effects of mental illness (beyondblue, 2014).

CFA offers a number of welfare support services and education programs to to assist members and their families in managing their mental health. The aim is to create a mentally healthy environment, which can be described as one that is high functioning, respectful and productive. It allows our members to realise their full potential, cope with the normal stresses of life, perform productively and fruitfully, and make a meaningful contribution to their community. 

The Organisational Wellbeing team are undertaking a systematic and evidence-based assessment of CFA policies, procedures and practices that will allow us to identify risks to psychological health and better understand how we can protect and enhance the mental health and wellbeing of all our members.

All CFA members are invited to contribute to this body of work; a number of focus groups and interviews will be held with members across the state to help achieve this. To find out more about the psychosocial risk assessment, or to express your interest in participating in a focus group or interview please contact Wellbeing Intake on 03 9262 8409 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Last Updated: 19 September 2016