* The current research suggests that at any given time1 in 5employees are likely to be experiencing a mental health conditiion.
* $10.9 billion every year is the cost to Australian employers for untreated mental health conditions
* $2.30 is the average return for every $1 invested in creating a mentally health workplace (pwc report)
So what is mental health?
According to the World Health Organisation, mental health is " a state of well being in which every individual realises his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stress of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community."
So its not about "whats the problem?", it is really about "What's going well?"
"Wellness rather than illness"
In the workplace our working environments affects us all on our mental health and our ability to do our jobs. Work can make us feel good about ourselves and give us a sense of purpose thus helping to protect and improve our mental health. Factors like job stress, bullying or discrimination can on the other hand trigger a mental health condition or cause an existing condition to worsen.
Workplaces have a key role in supporting its staff and creating an environment where people feel comfortable in raising their concerns and seeking help when they need it.
Creating a mentally healthy workplace is up to each and everyone of us in the workplace. Its not just the role of the organisation.
Promoting mental health in the workplace is everyone's responsibility.
Contact us 02 9482 7704 or Q4@bigpond.com if you would like us to assist your organisation to create a mentally healthy workplace.