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Why small businesses need to be more engaged with mental health – Inside Small Business

Many small businesses are well aware of the possible health issues that can affect their staff's ability to perform adequately at work. However, there is a common illness that is highly prevalent in the workforce but is often overlooked and that is; mental health.

With 1 in 5 Australian adults experiencing symptoms of mental illness during any 12 month period, the likelihood of an employee suffering from this issue is substantially high. It is important that workplaces are aware of how to differentiate between everyday work stress and anxiety and a more serious problem.

Inside Small Business featured an article written by Anthony Hasphall, Training Team Manager for St John Ambulance Victoria. To gain more insight on mental illness in the workplace click here.