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Why your workplace should be mentally healthy

According to Beyond Blue the cost of mental health issues in business is huge and is often underestimated by managers.
For example it estimates that untreated depression alone accounts for over 6 million working days lost and those affected are less productive when they are at work.
They also say that the issue is very widespread with around 1 in 5 employees being likely to be experiencing a mental health issue at any given time.
The good news is that workplaces can be made more mentally healthy. Research by pwc shows that business receive an average return of $2.30 for every $1 invested in creating a mealy healthy workplace.
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