Staff do not check their worries at the office front door when coming to work everyday (Stokes, 2017). And the workplace itself can be tough to work in –many employees view their jobs as the number one stressor in their lives (Fernandez, 2016). Job stress has been identified as a significant factor in psychological distress and there is a correlation between psychological symptoms and absenteeism and presenteeism (Levett et al, 2019, p614). According to a 2018 Worklife Survey 900,000 full-time workers took stress leave in the last 12 months.
Assuming an average of $1,000 in lost productivity per worker, this equates to $900M in lost productivity across the economy.
What’s covered in this Pillar?
How to improve mental wellness in the workplace.
- Workplace mental health first aid
- Decreasing cognitive strain
- Personalised strategies to help with resilience
- Support services