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Mental Health: developing an action plan for your workplace - part 1

A. Richey

An estimated one in five employees will be impacted by a mental health condition at any one time in Australia.

Approximately 45% of Australians will experience a mental health condition in their lifetime. Absenteeism, presenteeism and compensation claims cost Australia businesses around $10.9b per year. For every dollar spent on mental health, the return on investment is $2.30. On average, a person with untreated depression will need 3-4 additional sick days per month. Mental health conditions result in around 12m days of re...

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