Mental Stress in Australia: Compensation Statistics part 1

A. Richey

Work-related mental stress places a burden on the health and welfare of employees, as well as having an impact on workplace productivity and the Australian economy.

In a 2013 report, The Incidence of Accepted Workers Compensation Claims for Mental Stress in Australia, Safe Work Australia compiled statistics on mental disorders and included information from other reports and research.  A large number of workers are estimated to be impacted by mental health disorders, and there are known prevention options which can be used in the workplace. According to the Australian Safety and Compensation C...

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Published 31 August, 2015 | Updated 01 September, 2015