Workplace mental health is one of the most important issues business faces today. Ignoring it costs Australian companies about $10.9 billion a year in lost productivity, and it's likely that one in five of your workers is affected by poor mental health. But if you take action, the benefits are profound.
PricewaterhouseCoopers has just found that every dollar invested in improving mental health returns an average of $2.30, now think about that. In some industries, the return on investment is even greater. In Mining and Energy, for example, it's six fold. And that's why beyondblue and The Mentally Healthy Workplace Alliance have created the Heads Up initiative to help you improve the mental health of your workplace. You'll find everything you need on this website. There are case studies from business leaders who have seen the benefits of a mentally healthier workplace, not just in happier, more productive staff, but in attracting and retaining better employees.
More practically, they are the tools you need, to make mental health a priority at your workplace. The most important of these is the Heads Up online action plan which can be tailored to suit the specific needs of your business. Register now and you can immediately access the Interactive Action Plan module. By registering with Heads Up, you'll take a vital first step towards improving the mental health of your workplace and demonstrate true business leadership. By taking the initiative, you can not only make your a company a better place to work, you can help make it more productive and that's just good business.