Getting support at work
Find information on staying physically and emotionally healthy at work, getting support from your workplace, and who to contact if you have a dispute.
You may need additional support at work if you have a chronic illness. Most workplaces offer resources to help. This can include:
- talking to your manager or human resources department about any adjustments or flexible work arrangements you need
- accessing online resources on your company’s intranet
- checking if your workplace offers an employee assistance program with a professional and confidential counselling service.
If you have a workplace dispute
If you have an issue at work that you cannot resolve directly with your employer, you can find information and support at:
- your union, if you’re a union member
- the Fair Work Ombudsman – for information on your workplace rights and responsibilities or to get help resolving a workplace issue. You can also find out about protections at work.
- the Fair Work Commission – for help resolving workplace disputes through mediation, conciliation or arbitration
- the Anti-Discrimination Board – if you think you've been discriminated against
- LawAccess NSW on 1300 888 529 – for a free government telephone service that provides legal information on topics including job-related issues.
Work health programs
The Get Healthy at Work program offers support through:
- an individual healthy lifestyle check, including risk assessment, advice on lifestyle changes and referrals to coaching programs and other health services
- a workplace health program that gives you the tools, resources and support to address a priority health area at your workplace.
Priority health areas include:
- mental wellbeing
- healthy eating
- physical activity
- alcohol consumption.
Register for the program and get access to free resources at Get Healthy at Work.