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Why your workplaces should be mentally healthy

Medibank Private commissioned research* has found that healthy employees are three times more productive than not-so-healthy employees. These unhealthy employees take nine times more sick leave than their healthy counterparts.

Beyondblue has gathered statistics that demonstrate that 1 in 5 Australian employees are likely to experience a mental health condition at some point during their working life. Untreated depression results in over 6 million working days lost each year, a huge burden on employers.

From a financial viewpoint, the cost of stress on the Australian economy is up around $10 billion per year, however PWC research** shows that $2.30 is the return on investment for every $1 invested in creating a mentally healthy workplace.
*http://www.medibank.com.au/client/documents/pdfs/the-cost-of-workplace-stress.pdf
**http://www.headsup.org.au/docs/default-source/resources/bl1269brochure--pwc-roi-analysis.pdf?sfvrsn=6