Mental Health

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. 


Explore definitions, key issues, and the state of play.

The Case for Action

Find out why your organisation should take action.

Leading Practice

Learn how to take a leading practice approach.

DCA Research

Check out DCA’s research on this topic.

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Recordings of Past Events

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Latest Articles - Mental Health

Grief spelled out in big wooden letters

Supporting Staff Through Bereavement

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.