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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Discussion on mental health in the workplace on this episode of DCA’s The Art of Inclusion podcast.
Stop seeing mental health in the workplace through a lens of deficit and risk – DCA Oration with The Hon Julia Gillard
Diversity Council Australia’s Anna McPhee Memorial Oration on Diversity & Inclusion given by the Hon Julia Gilliard.