“”more than six million working days are lost per year as a result of one mental illness alone – depression – and each worker whose depression is untreated costs their employer $9,660″”
“Presenteeism, where people are less productive in their role due to a mental health condition, is estimated to cost Australian business $6.1 billion a year.”
Improved mental health and well-being can lead to better workplace outcomes; similarly, improved workplace outcomes can improve mental health and wellbeing.
73% of people with workplace mental illness took five days or more off work.
25% of the workforce suffer mild depression resulting in 50 hours of absenteeism per person per annum.
This increased to 138 hours off work for a further 8% who suffer moderate or severe depression.
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