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How Is Your Mental Health?

Posted by on Aug 20, 2014 in Blog

How Is Your Mental Health?

The tragic passing of Robin Williams has had a major impact on the world but in the midst of the grief comes one little spark of hope. He has triggered a new and improved awareness of the importance of mental health. As business owners, we need to step back and take a look at our own mental health and how we are (or are not) caring for it. According to recent research results in the field of mental health, businesses around the world are experiencing heavy financial loss as a result of their own personal mental health problems and that of their employees; and Australia is no exception with an estimated loss of $10.9 billion per year. The sum is significant, but specialists explain that it may not be inclusive of the mental health costs paid by small business that are often not taken into consideration. If you are wondering where all these costs come from, the Partnership for Workplace Mental Health explains in further detail – mentally healthy employees will save you the costs for mental health treatment, which will lower the total medical expenses for your business. In addition, you will save on disability costs as well as from...

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