Most Frequently Asked Questions

Is mental health really a business priority in Australia?

Mental health is the third biggest health related problem in Australia after heart disease and cancer.

45% of Australians aged 16–85 will experience a mental illness in their life.

In 2018, the federal budget made mental health Australia’s top priority.

How does Mpathy deal with privacy, anonymity & data Protection?

Employee data is anonymous. This is at the core of the way Mpathy has been built to ensure employees’s protection and respect of privacy.

Validity & Efficacy of Mpathy

All information, questionnaires and training are comprehensively reviewed by organisational and clinical psychologists, WHS and legal experts.

How updated and current is the information?

Mpathy reviews and updates its content on an ongoing basis to ensure relevance and accuracy in accordance to best practice and legislation.

As a leader, what do I risk if I don’t have a mental health solution implemented in my workplace?

There is a risk of personal prosecution under the WHS Act.

In addition, the business risks high absenteeism, presenteeism, stress claims and increased insurance premiums. All of these cost businesses significant sums which could be spent elsewhere.

Does mental health really cost that much to businesses?

$10.8 Billion. This is the cost of absenteeism caused by psychological health conditions per year in Australia.

This includes $543 Million paid in workers’ compensation for work-related mental health conditions.

Stress-related workers compensation claims cost over $20 Billion dollars each year averaging $320,000 per claim.

Only 9% of businesses have mental health provisions despite the fact that every dollar that is spent on promoting and managing mental health in the workplace returns $2.30 (PwC report 2014).

 

Sources
safeworkaustralia.gov.au
health.gov.au
mentalhealthcommission.gov.au