Investing in mental health pays off

Miki Perkins (May 20, 2014) Learning the piano has helped Graeme Holdsworth recover. Photo: Eddie Jim Employers urgently need to treat the mental health of their staff as seriously as their physical health and safety, according to Australia’s first campaign on mental health in the workplace. With an estimated one in five Australian workers experiencing mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety, the cost to businesses is at least $10.9 …

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Australian Workers – Unsatisfied and Stressed Out

New survey reveals insights into the psychological health of Australian workers A new survey conducted by the Australian Psychological Society (APS) has shed light on elevated stress levels in the workplace in the past 12 months and its impact on workers’ mental and physical health. The Stress and Wellbeing in Australia in 2013: A state-of-the-nation survey– released today to mark the start of National Psychology Week (10 – 16 November) …

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Mental health stigma

Mental health stigma still affecting Australian workers, with research showing 4 in 10 hide depression from employers By Matthew Grimson Four out of 10 Australians who take sick leave for depression keep it hidden from their employer, with almost half fearing their job would be compromised if they revealed their illness. A SANE Australia study of 1,000 workers found Australians were almost twice as likely not to tell their boss …

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