In any one year, around one million Australian adults have depression, and more than 2 million have anxiety.
Untreated mental health conditions cost Australian employers $10.9 billion every year through absenteeism, reduced productivity and compensation claims (see PwC, ‘Creating a mentally healthy workplace: return on investment analysis’).
Organisations can reduce these costs by being proactive in creating mentally healthy and safe workplaces and supporting employees in periods of mental health unwellness.
In this section, you will find information about the current state of play for mental health in the workplace, the business case for creating mentally healthy workplaces, some leading practices for mental health at work, and case studies of mentally healthy workplaces in action.
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DCA has released new data from its upcoming 2023 Inclusion@Work Index to bring awareness to the impact of workplace inclusion on mental health.
DCA is addressing workplace mental health with new data from our upcoming 2023 Inclusion@Work Index to launch in October.
Jessie Williams shares a personal story about how her workplace supported her through grief, and shares insights and advice about how other organisations can be there for their employees.
Pregnancy loss can be isolating. This DCA event explored how workplaces can be inclusive of women, and people of all genders, who have experienced pregnancy loss.
Our research found that workplaces can have both a positive and a negative impact on workers’ mental health.
Four out of every ten Australian workers who reported poor mental health in the past year didn’t talk about it at work.