Mental health issues, like depression and anxiety, are incredibly common in Australia. In fact, Australia has the second highest prevalence of depressive disorders globally. Approximately 15 per cent of Australians will experience depression in their lifetime, and another 26 per cent will experience an anxiety condition. While men are less likely than females to experience … Continue reading The impact of COVID-19 unemployment on tradies’ mental health – It’s OK not to be OK
Addressing issues of mental health in the workplace require an understanding of the causes and symptoms of illness. Ai Group explains why employers must account for the mental wellbeing of their workforce. There is little doubt that mental health has been an emerging issue for Australian workplaces for some time. In 2009, it was claimed … Continue reading Mental health at work – Is your business in the right head space?
In Australia, one in five people aged 16-85 years experience a mental health illness in any given year, according to the National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing. The three most common illnesses that have been identified are depressive and bipolar disorders, anxiety disorders, and substance use disorders. These don’t always occur in isolation, and … Continue reading Working with mental health: How businesses can help