Mental health in the working community is of growing concern, and the need to improve workplace wellbeing is increasing. Statistics show almost one in two Australians experience mental illness in their lifetime, which means the person sitting next to you could be impacted, as could your family, your staff or even your employer.
The Minds at Work: Is Your Business Mentally Healthy? Discussion paper contains information about what mental health at work looks like, the cost of mental health to your workplace and how improving the environment can lift productivity and reduce sick leave, and how your workplace can become more supportive. The paper also shares some very personal stories about mental health at work, as well information about mental health first aid training and where to get help.