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. 

News

When leaders talk about their own mental health

The Art of Inclusion - Talking Heads
News articles

The latest episode of DCA's The Art of Inclusion podcast, ‘Talking Heads’, looks at the role leaders play in creating mentally healthy workplaces and the importance of admitting vulnerability.

Stop seeing mental health in the workplace through a lens of deficit and risk - DCA Oration with The Hon Julia Gillard

The Hon Julia Gillard at lecturn giving Anna McPhee Memorial Oration
News articles

The Hon Julia Gillard AC, delivering the DCA Anna McPhee Memorial Oration tells Australian businesses to see diversity and inclusion (D&I) through a different lens, with mental health as a key focus.

The Hon Julia Gillard: Workplaces need to embrace mental health in D&I

Media releases

Delivering DCA's Oration, The Hon Julia Gillard AC, Chair of beyondblue and former Prime Minister, said Australian businesses need to see diversity and inclusion (D&I) through a different lens, with mental health as a key focus.

Perspectives

Workplace mental health adds up

Blog

Guest Blog by Kathy Bond, Workplace Engagement Manager at Mental Health First Aid outlines the importance of mental health as an OHS issue

Mental health first aid | Featuring Joel Clapham

Joel Clapham
Q&A

DCA CEO Lisa Annese, spoke with Joel Clapham, the Founder and Chief Mental Health Champ of Hearten Up, a program dedicated to mental health first aid and suicide prevention training.

Why we need diversity and inclusion now, more than ever

A group of diverse people's hands on a table
Blog

Inclusion isn’t just a nice to have. There is a recognition that the principles of inclusion – respect, connection, progressing and contributing – are essential in responding to the immediate challenges, and planning for the future.

Coming events

05 Oct 2021

COVID-19 underlined the benefits of flexible working and brought hope to many people with disability that workplaces could be more accessible for them. But are Australian businesses learning these lessons and doing more to build accessible and inclusive workplaces for people with disability?

At DCA’s next Diversity Leadership Program event, we will look at the inclusion experiences of people with disability, and what more can be done to build more inclusive workplaces as well as attract, retain and progress employees with disability.

14 Oct 2021

Statistics show that women experience some mental health conditions at higher rates than men, such as anxiety, depression, eating disorders, PTSD and self-harm. In contrast, men are more likely to suicide. At our next Mental Health Network, we take a look at the evidence and how workplaces can adopt gender lens in their approaches to mental health.

Webcasts from past events

13 Oct 2020

At this DCA webinar we investigate what mental health first aid is and how intervening and providing initial support for staff experiencing difficulties is critical, both for the individuals themselves and for the wider organisation.

Hosted by Cisco Systems Australia Pty Ltd
11 May 2020

As COVID-19 continues to impact people’s health, wellbeing and livelihoods across the globe, staying mentally healthy is a huge challenge, especially given the changes to our everyday lives and onslaught of negative daily news.