Mental health awareness comes to the forefront in many parts of Australia during October, and with anxiety being the most common mental health condition in this country, affecting over two million Australians each year, it needs a closer look.
Diversity Council Australia has today released responses to its pre-election survey about policies the major parties would be taking to the election that support diversity and inclusion in Australian workplaces.
From advertising to workplaces, in 2017, let’s endeavour to recognise the enormous opportunity that diversity offers all of us.
It happens to one in four pregnancies and is more likely to have an effect on a woman’s life than breast cancer and ovarian cancer. But miscarriage is rarely, if ever, discussed openly.
One in four pregnancies ends in miscarriage, yet talking about the experience remains taboo in many Australian workplaces. It’s time for that to change.
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.
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The idea that our thinking is shaped by our culture, background, experiences, and personalities is core to the concept of diverse thought and at our next Diversity Leadership Program event, we will take a critical look at diversity of thought.
Lawyers in particular are at high risk of depression and other mental illness, and while there remains a stigma against mental ill-health in the profession the problem does not improve.