EAP Corporate Counselling Services
Did you know?
- 45% of Australians aged between 16 and 85 will experience a mental illness at some point in their life
- One in five Australian adults will experience a mental illness in any given year
- Research indicates that ‘job stress and other work-related psychosocial hazards are emerging as the leading contributors to the burden of occupational disease and injury’
Counselling in Melbourne can provide the following corporate counselling services:
- Career Assistance
- Executive Coaching
- Mindfulness Workshops
- Psychometric Testing
- Workplace Anxiety
- Workplace Conflict Resolution
- Workplace Depression
- Workplace Manager Assist
- Workplace Redundancy
- Workplace Relationships
- Workplace Team Assessment
Workplace Mental Heath Facts
A worker may develop mental illness prior to employment or during employment. Most workers successfully manage their illness without it impacting on their work.
Some may require workplace support for a short period of time, while a minority will require ongoing workplace strategies.
It is often presumed that a worker’s mental illness develops outside of the workplace. However, an ‘unhealthy’ work environment or a workplace incident can cause considerable stress and exacerbate, or contribute to, the development of mental illness.
How common is mental illness?
- It is estimated that a GP who sees 40 patients a day can expect that between eight and ten (20 – 25%) of these patients will require support or treatment for anxiety or depression
- Mental health problems are the third biggest health problem in Australia, after heart disease and cancer
- Depression is currently the leading cause of non-fatal disability but only three per cent of Australians identify
it as a major health problem
(Source: mental Health First Aid Kit; beyondblue)
Heads Up Australia | Working with a Mental Health Condition
Providing a healthy and safe workplace benefits all workers, including those with a mental illness makes good business sense:
- A total of 3.2 days per worker are lost each year through workplace stress
- Stress-related workers’ compensation claims have doubled in recent years, costing the Australian economy over $10 billion each year
- A survey of over 5000 workers indicated that 25% of workers took time off each year for stress-related reasons
- In relation to psychological injury claims, work pressure accounts for around half of all claims and harassment and bullying for around a quarter of all claims
- Preliminary research shows that Australian businesses lose over $6.5 billion each year by failing to provide early intervention/treatment for employees with mental health conditions.
PwC Mentally Healthy Workplaces Productivity Report | Heads Up Australia
However, despite all the statistical evidence available, with one in five Australians experiencing mental health problems each year, nearly half of all senior managers believe none of their workers will experience a mental health problem at work.
Workplace mental health issues are costing businesses on many levels. Seeking professional help to develop and implement personal employee strategies, to help create a safe, healthy and more productive workplace is a sensible and compassionate approach, and can only benefit business.
(Source: Hilton, Whiteford, Sheridan, Cleary, Chant, Wang, Kessler (2008)
The Prevalence of Psychological Distress in Employees & Associated Occupational Risk Factors
Reasons for developing mental health strategies for the workplace
Counselling in Melbourne offers a wide range of high-quality group and individual psychological services for businesses in Melbourne CBD. Call 1300 967 734 and ask for Greg.