The importance of workplace mental health

According to a report by BeyondBlue, over 90% of employees think mental health is an important issue for businesses, but only 50% believe their workplace is mentally healthy.

This is a shame because research by PricewaterhouseCoopers has shown that every dollar you spend creating a mentally healthy workplace, on average, results in a positive return on investment (ROI) of 2.3.

Organisations with a positive approach to mental health and safety have increased productivity, improved worker engagement and are better able to recruit and retain talented people. They also have reduced absenteeism, risk of conflict, grievances, turnover, disability injury rates, and performance or morale problems.

Because Mental Health in the workplace is so important, we have compiled these three essential guides to building and maintaining a mentally healthy workplace.