Did you know Mental illness is now the leading cause of sickness absence and long term work incapacity in the developed world? A report conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers in March 2014 estimates that the cost to Australian business is approximately $10.9 billion per year.
Mental health conditions come at a huge cost, not only to individuals and those closest to them, but also to businesses that fail to address the existence of mental health problems in the workplace. “Through the successful implementation of an effective action to create a mentally healthy workplace, organisations, on average, can expect a positive return on investment (ROI) of 2.3.That is, for every dollar spent on successfully implementing an appropriate action, there is on average $2.30 in benefits to be gained by the organisation”. (PwC)
“Mentally healthy workplaces prevent harm to the mental health of their people, make sure people who experience mental health difficulties are supported and have positive cultures that are conducive to mental wellbeing”. “Businesses that invest in mental health are also more productive, innovative and likely to recruit and retain the best and brightest people”.
(Prof Allan Fels, Chair, National Mental Health Commission)
Want a mentally healthy workplace? Want to increase the knowledge and skills of staff, managers, human resources (HR) and organisational leaders to address mental health conditions in the workplace?
Take action on mental health and curb the cost.
Lifepath Psychology offer a range of training programs that assist leaders, managers and employees to understand:
Mental Health in the Workplace
Dealing with Employees in Crisis
Psychological Duty of Care Responsibilities for Managers
Critical Incident Emergency Planning
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