Out Doors Inc. – A Mentally Healthy and Productive Workplace

Founded in 1987, Out Doors Inc. is a community managed mental health organisation. Our primary focus is to use the medium of outdoor adventure with an emphasis on choice, challenge and risk taking to support those living with poor mental health. In 2006 following a turbulent period, leaders adopted an innovative approach to managing the organisation: • Adopt team development of culture; document, with ongoing review • Align systems, policies …

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The cost of mental health in the workplace

A mentally healthy workplace is good for business. Research shows it leads to less absenteeism, more-engaged workers, better productivity and morale. It reduces the chances of a company being hit with workplace disability claims and fines for breaches of health and safety laws. There is a big price tag when employers ignore and fail to manage mental health conditions in the workplace. Price Waterhouse Coopers has estimated it costs business …

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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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