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

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.

At a loss

The Art of Inclusion: At a loss- dealing with and illness death  - Many candles flickering
Podcasts

In episode 3 of the second series of our podcasts we have an important and open conversation about illness and bereavement at work.

Coming events

27 Apr 2021

Complex or severe mental illness can include conditions such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression, eating disorders and PTSD, or a combination of these at the same time. At this event, we will learn how organisations can manage complex mental health issues in the workplace and help those experiencing them to live happy and productive working lives.

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.