Mental Health

Mental Health

Mental health issues are the 3rd most frequent health condition after cancer & health disease.  This means supervisors are likely to be managing workers suffering from a mental illness. We have identified common mental health hazards & workplace risk mitigation strategies.

An increasing concern for many businesses are the risks of mental health related incidents, injuries and resulting workers compensation claims. We have covered this topic previously and with psychological claims being 7-8 times more expensive than physical injuries the impacts of being reactive is a risk too large for many businesses.

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Mental Health & Psychological Claims

Mental Health & Psychological Claims

Mental HealthMental Health  and Psychological Claims

The increasing trend of psychological claims is a growing concern and more so given on average such claims can on average be 7 times more costly than physical claims. Businesses are consequently needing to consider both the physical and mental safety of their workers. For further information, please refer to Workplace Prevention of Mental Health Problems guidelines issued by the Institute for Safety, Compensation and Recovery Research (ISCRR). 

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Mentally Healthy Workplaces

Mentally Healthy Workplaces

Mental HealthMental health issues are becoming increasingly common in Australian workplaces and from a workers compensation perspective they are 7-8 times more expensive than physical injury related claims. A recent PWC study found mental health issues cost Australian businesses $10.9B a year in lost productivity. The study also suggests poor mental health is likely to impact 1 in 5 employees.  So what are the common mental health disorders?

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5 Tips For A Healthier Workplace

5 Tips For A Healthier Workplace

Work health programA healthy workplace is not only good for your workers, it can also be very beneficial for your business. Implementing Wellness or Work Health Programs that focus on preventative health and lifestyle improvement often lead to greater productivity, less absenteeism, fewer injuries and a reduction of longer term costs. Even small changes can have a huge impact. For 5 Tips for a Healthier Workplace

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