WORKPLACE WELLBEING #1: Why a mentally healthy workplace benefits people – and business
At Citrus Group we care about our people and our business partners.
In this “Workplace Wellbeing” series, we want to focus on how to create healthy workplaces for all.
As we know – during the weekly work cycle, we spend more time with our colleagues and clients than we do with our families and friends.
Living is about more than just working for a pay cheque. We want people to be better for their experience at work – better emotionally, mentally, physically, and socially, rather than just financially.
According to Australia’s Black Dog Institute, the leading cause of long-term sickness, absence and disability benefits in Australia is mental illness. Associate Professor Samuel Harvey, who leads the Institute’s workplace mental health research program, reveals: “Depression alone costs Australian society $12.6 billion each year, primarily due to lost work productivity”.