1 in 5 people take time off work due to mental health and 92% of employees feel that mental health is a very important issue while 48% of employees feel their workplace is mentally unsafe place to work. So with this growing issue becoming a real challenge for employers. Mental health support and recovery cost Australia’s 10.6 billion in 2018-19 which has been increasing by 1.5% each year since 2014. ref – headsup.org.au & aihw.gov.au
While mental health issue in the workplace may always be present to some extent, it is preventable in most cases from occurring at all or at the least reduced in it’s impact through early intervention. The key elements to an effective strategy for prevent are the following:
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