Become a Corporate Friend of Mental Health Australia

Corporate Friends of Mental Health Australia

Mental illness has a big impact on business in this country.

It is estimated that one in six working-aged Australians is living with a mental illness, at a cost of $11 billion per year to business. Two thirds of people surveyed by beyondblue in 2015 said that they would not disclose their mental illness to their employers due to concerns about repercussions. This issue is having a direct impact on absenteeism and presenteeism.

But it doesn’t have to be this way.

The corporate world has a major role to play in helping to break down the stigma associated with mental illness, providing people with lived experience a safe and caring work environment.

One way to get involved is to become a ‘Corporate Friend of Mental Health Australia’. This new type of partnership with the sector peal body is a way for organisations to provide ongoing support to Mental Health Australia as we strive to realise our vision of mentally healthy people, mentally healthy communities.

This new program costs just $5,000 a year and will provide your organisation with the knowledge that you are helping to create the best mental health system in the world, as well as a direct and tangible link with the mental health sector in Australia and promotion of your brand through a range of avenues.

For more information on how to become a Corporate Friend please email us and we will get back to you.

We welcomed our inaugural Corporate Friend of Mental Health Australia, Peninsula Hot Springs, in February 2016.