But there is much that can be done and
legalsuper is working with SANE Australia
to help ensure good advice is at hand if you need it.
Being aware of mental illness and the effects it may have on people in the workplace is important for a number of reasons – to the person affected, to colleagues, to managers and employers, and to productivity as well.
Untreated mental illness costs the Australian economy hundreds of millions of dollars every year. Familiarity with the effects of mental illness, how it is treated, and simple modiﬁcations, which can be made in the workplace to provide support, are actually good for productivity.
Maintaining someone in a job through a period of being unwell it is far less costly than losing them and having to recruit and train someone new.
When employees feel respected and cared for, they generally feel better about themselves and the work they do. This leads to better morale, and a happier, more productive workplace.