From 1 January 2012 the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (WHS Act) has effect in the ACT, replacing the Work Safety Act 2008. The information on this page is in the process of being updated to reflect the new WHS Act. Click here for further information on the WHS Act.
Stress and Psychological Injuries Toolkit
The ACT's Chief Minister's Department has developed an online Stress and Psychological Injuries Toolkit to assist managers and employees who are trying to deal with the impact of stress in the workplace. The toolkit provides advice on what 'stress' is, how it might effect people in the workplace, what the warning signs might be and what resources or assistance might be available to both managers and their staff here in the ACT. It is a useful resource for the ACT public sector with regard to this potential threat to health and safety in the workplace.
Click here to download a copy of the WorkSafe ACT publication, Stresswise.
Comcare's Stress Portal
Comcare also provides a web page with access to a wide range of resources, guidance and useful support in managing this complex issue.