Here's the research
This calculator was created to show the indicative costs of poor mental health at work. It is based on well-founded research (see below). It is of course only indicative and every organisation is different. What's clear though is that by investing a little in better workplace mental health programs, that directly target early identification, you can positively impact productivity and reduce the risk of psychological injury claims.
* Australian Bureau of Statistics average absenteeism rates, presented in, ‘Key Australian industry indicators - March 2023’
* 'Mental health and employers: Refreshing the case for investment' Deloitte 2020
* The Lancet Psychiatry is a world leading publication on mental health research. We have used figures on training managers to reduce absenteeism based on research published in the journal. For more, please see “Workplace mental health training for managers and its effect on sick leave in employees: a cluster randomised controlled trial” Josie S Milligan-Saville, BPsych; Leona Tan, MPsych; Aimée Gayed, MCrim; Caryl Barnes, MD; Ira Madan, MD; Mark Dobson, BArts et al.