11 episodes

Shift work can be tough on your mental health. But there are ways for shift workers, and their employers, to protect shift worker mental health and make shift work better for everyone.

Produced as part of the Working Well in Wellington Toolkit by Wellington Primary Care Partnership, Make the Shift has expert interviews, tips, and ideas that help you and your colleagues work better, beyond the nine-to-five.

Make the Shift Working Well in Wellington

    • Health & Fitness

Shift work can be tough on your mental health. But there are ways for shift workers, and their employers, to protect shift worker mental health and make shift work better for everyone.

Produced as part of the Working Well in Wellington Toolkit by Wellington Primary Care Partnership, Make the Shift has expert interviews, tips, and ideas that help you and your colleagues work better, beyond the nine-to-five.

    Why is mental health important for shift workers?

    Why is mental health important for shift workers?

    What is it about shift work that makes it so tough on your mental health? And why is it important that we look after shift workers?

    • 22 min
    How do I make my workplace mentally healthy?

    How do I make my workplace mentally healthy?

    Now we know why mental health is so important for shift workers, it's time to start taking a look at your working environment. But how do we make a "mentally healthy" workplace?

    • 24 min
    Four Protective Factors Part 1: Sleeping and Eating

    Four Protective Factors Part 1: Sleeping and Eating

    There's four factors that help protect a shift worker's mental health, and this episode looks at the first two: sleeping well, and eating well.

    • 33 min
    Four Protective Factors Part 2: Exercise and Socialise

    Four Protective Factors Part 2: Exercise and Socialise

    In the second part of our look at four factors that help protect a shift worker's mental health, we look at the final two elements: exercising and socialising.

    • 30 min
    FIFO and DIDO

    FIFO and DIDO

    Fly-In, Fly-Out. Whether it's mining, oil and gas, or any other industry, FIFO can be tough. We take a look at some of the unique demands of this particular type of shift work.

    • 30 min
    Shift Working Families

    Shift Working Families

    Behind every shift worker, is a family that wants them home safe. In this final episode, we talk about some of the tensions between the demands of shift work and family life.

    • 26 min

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