Throughout the medical profession, there is a culture of fear surrounding mental illness.
GPs are worried that the WorkCover claims process worsens patients’ health and are encouraging them to not pursue it, a study has found.
Employers need to move beyond promoting mental health to preventing psychological harm at work.
The longer someone is unemployed, the worse their mental health gets and this can also hinder them from finding another job, research shows.
Australian discrimination laws offer some protection for employees wanting to disclose their mental illness, but it doesn’t make the decision any easier.
A survey has found more reports of discrimination than positive treatment of job seekers with a mental illness.
New data shows Australians are spending more on mental health services and with costs to business in the millions, it’s time employers realised good mental health is good for the bottom line too.