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

Opinion pieces

Tackling the Mental Health Crisis

Study shows mental health in workplaces is a tale of two halves: senior executives are finding ways to cope, while those in entry levels are struggling.


Perspectives on Mother’s Day

This year, we look at multiple perspectives on mothering. From rainbow families, bereaved families, and childless families.


At a loss

Lisa Gallate, author of Hitting My Reset, shares how multiple losses informed her book and Christopher Hall, a psychologist and the CEO of The Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement shares his expertise.


How to deal with bereavement

Lauren Breen dives deeper into the unexplored topic of dealing with bereavement and grief in the workplace.