Talking about mental health with workers is just one of the steps to being proactive about psychological health and avoiding psychological injury among construction workers.

This is an important issue, given that Safe Work Australia found mental health carried a cost to the economy of $8billion annually, and it seems the crisis is worsening.

In fact according to a study by Minter Ellison, 56% of local organisations have experienced a year-on-year increase in the number of workplace claims related to mental health. Depression and anxiety are the most common problems being reported nation-wide, with stress and bullying costing $693 million.


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