A quick look around a workplace and it is easy to identify staff who have physical ailments. They might be coughing, or have a bandaged hand, a leg in plaster, or look pale and unwell. But trying to spot those experiencing poor mental health is not as easy, despite the fact one in every five Australian workers has a mental health condition right now.
They usually don’t show physical signs of distress and, in many cases, don’t speak
about how they are feeling because they fear the stigma associated with mental health
These are realities that beyondblue is working hard to change.
And it is pleasing to know many workplaces are ready to make a difference.
While many leaders don’t feel confident about the steps they can take to make
workplaces more mentally healthy, they should draw confidence from successes of the