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Bosses way off the mark

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Bosses way off the mark

Bosses way off the mark

Many bosses think they are doing enough to create mentally healthy workplaces, but employees beg to differ, according to new research.

The findings are part of a TNS and beyondblue mental health report released this week, State of Workplace Mental Health in Australia.

While 71 per cent of leaders say they are committed to promoting the mental health of staff, only 37 per cent of staff agree.

A similar gulf exists for implementing processes and policies to support those who disclose a mental health condition. Seventy per cent of leaders say such processes and policies are in place, but only 44 per cent of staff agree.

In addition, only 52 per cent of employees believe their workplace is mentally healthy, compared to 76 per cent who believe their workplace is physically safe.

The report also notes that only 56 per cent of employees believe their most senior leader values mental health.

For more details, visit the report.

Published on 19 June 2014 in NSCA Safe-T-Bulletin.

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