Mental Health

Research reveals how to create a mentally healthy workplace

As the boundaries between work and life became increasingly blurred over the last two years, people experienced a significant impact on mental health; however, the stigma surrounding mental health in the workplace has remained, with researchers from UNSW Business School revealing that prevention is a crucial aspect of addressing mental health in the workplace, starting …

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COVID-19 related workers

Safe Work Australia (SWA) has published a snapshot of coronavirus (COVID-19) related workers compensation claims data, up to 31 July 2020. Collected from the relevant Commonwealth, state and territory workers compensation authorities, the data reveals that 533 workers compensation claims related to COVID-19 were lodged in Australia. Of those claims, 34% related to the mental health impacts of COVID-19. Additionally, 34% of the claims lodged were from the healthcare and social assistance industry, while 17% of the claims came from the public administration and safety industry. The ‘community and personal service workers’ occupation has the highest number of workers compensation claims.


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