Mental Health in the Workplace – It’s OK to Talk About It

The Facts Untreated mental health conditions cost Australian employers $10.9 billion every year through absenteeism, reduced productivity and compensation claims. With approximately 1 in 5 Australian’s experiencing a mental illness each year; it’s become increasingly important for employers to understand how to support a mentally healthy workplace. Stigma Stigma surrounding mental health conditions often stems […]

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It’s Time for Management to Lead the Way in Mental Wellness

A trending article caught my attention recently. It related the story of a manager who supported a staff member for being open and disclosing the reason for taking a personal leave day was to focus on her mental health. The fact that mental health is still stigmatised in our community and in our workplaces is […]

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We Need to Talk about Mental Health in the Construction Industry

The construction industry employs more than 625,000 people across Australia, making it one of the biggest employers in the country and the statistics surrounding suicide in this industry are quite confronting. According to recent reports from MATES in Construction and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC):       Construction workers are more than twice as likely to suicide […]

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Addressing the stigma of mental health in the workplace

Addressing the Stigma of Mental Health in the Workplace

Promoting mental health in the workplace benefits everyone; we all have a role to play in looking after our own mental health and in creating a mentally healthy workplace. Brief snapshot of mental illness in Australia In each year, approximately one in every five Australians will experience a mental illness. About 4% of people will […]

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CHESS is now a Workplace Rehabilitation Provider!

CHESS is looking forward to providing this much needed, specialised service to help local workers recover at and/or return to work.

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