by Allan Fels (3rd February 2016)

New data released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare shows that Australians spent an estimated A$8 billion on mental health related services in 2013-4. The direct financial impact on Australian businesses is in the vacinity of $11 billion every year, largely due to absenteeism ($4.7 billion( and reduced productivity ($6.1 billion) from unwell workers attempting to work.

All of this shows that mental health is more than a social issue. It should be also right at the top when we are thinking about which factors influence productivity and propserity...For full article click here