The most important thing is to be honest about where mental health and wellbeing sits on the hierarchy. If it’s up among the top key priorities for business as I think it should be, then put structure and responsibility around it – as you would with other priorities for your business.
Mental Health & Safety
MHS – the new WHS
Job stress and other work-related psychosocial hazards are emerging as the leading contributors to occupational disease and injury.
The Australian Human Rights Commission reports that fostering a healthy and safe workplace makes good business sense.
The statistics below tell a compelling economic story, but they also speak about the prevalence of mental health and the stigma and contradictions that surround it.
The strength of ordinary courage benefits all workers, including those with mental illness, transforming your workplace in positive ways that stretch far beyond the bottom line.
While it’s easy to measure a return on your MHS investment in dollars, the personal effects are priceless.