Your mental health at work during COVID-19

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2020 has been a challenging year. It has changed the way we live and work and we want to know how COVID-19 has affected mental health in NSW workplaces.

The challenges of COVID-19 have created pressures and stress many have never experienced before, or could be making it harder to manage existing mental health issues.

Physical distancing and restrictions on gatherings mean working from home has become usual for many people. This can make it harder for people to create meaningful connections at work.

Many people have also experienced financial stress through job losses or a reduction in available work. Some industries have been affected more than others.

We want your feedback to help us understand the issues workers are facing, how businesses have been affected, and how the NSW Government can help. What you tell us will help inform NSW Government policy making, including our Mentally Healthy Workplaces Strategy.

Thank you for your feedback

The call for customer input closed on 6 November 2020. Thank you to participants for providing your input and ideas. We reviewed your feedback and summarised it in this report. The report also shares what the NSW Government is doing in response to what you told us - see the News feed for more details.

2020 has been a challenging year. It has changed the way we live and work and we want to know how COVID-19 has affected mental health in NSW workplaces.

The challenges of COVID-19 have created pressures and stress many have never experienced before, or could be making it harder to manage existing mental health issues.

Physical distancing and restrictions on gatherings mean working from home has become usual for many people. This can make it harder for people to create meaningful connections at work.

Many people have also experienced financial stress through job losses or a reduction in available work. Some industries have been affected more than others.

We want your feedback to help us understand the issues workers are facing, how businesses have been affected, and how the NSW Government can help. What you tell us will help inform NSW Government policy making, including our Mentally Healthy Workplaces Strategy.

Thank you for your feedback

The call for customer input closed on 6 November 2020. Thank you to participants for providing your input and ideas. We reviewed your feedback and summarised it in this report. The report also shares what the NSW Government is doing in response to what you told us - see the News feed for more details.

  • Findings and action taken in response to your feedback

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    Following analysis of more than 20,000 pieces of feedback received, we are pleased to share a summary of findings in this report.

    We know that COVID-19 brought about significant change in the workplace and the report shows a diverse range of experiences of mental health at work during this time.

    Action in response to what you told us

    The NSW Government has listened and taken action in response to your feedback by:

    Thank you again for your input on this important topic. The NSW Government is committed to supporting mentally healthy workplaces.

  • Newsfeed

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    by Roy,

    Thank you to everyone who had their say on this important topic. We received over 20,000 pieces of feedback!

    While we hoped to share a summary of responses by the end of November 2020, it will take us more time to analyse the feedback. We will share our report with you as soon as possible in early 2021. Your feedback is very important to us as it will help shape Government policy, including the NSW Mentally Healthy Workplaces Strategy.

    Thank you again for your valuable feedback. To have your say on other topics, join our community and we’ll let you know when other consultations are published that may interest you. It only takes 60 seconds to register online.