A Mentally Healthy Workforce – It’s Good for Business


A mentally healthy workforce is linked to lower medical costs, as well as less absenteeism and presenteeism. Conversely, a mentally unhealthy workforce is associated with increased loss of productivity. This business case outlines how to change a mentally unhealthy workplace — or a marginally healthy one — to a healthy workplace.


  • Executive Summary 
  • The Problem for Business
  • Treatment Works and is Cost Effective
  • Ignoring Mental Illness is Costly 
  • Mental Illnesses are Medical Conditions
  • Building a Mentally Healthy Workforce: A Blueprint for Employers
  • Important Resource Materials 
  • References in Text
Contact Person/Organization: 

Partnership for Workplace Mental Health

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Publication Date: 

Mental Health In The Workplace

Mental health in the workplace