Depression and anxiety have been shown to be key causes of absenteeism and poor performance in Australian workplaces*. Supporting your employees to regain their mental health makes good business sense. But first steps first – how do you know when your staff might be mentally unwell? Some of the telltale signs are listed below. For a more comprehensive approach, you may also want to look into mental health awareness training for your team.
Depression is characterised by low mood and depleted energy, a feeling of hopelessness about the future and a sense of low personal worth.