All the world over, there’s an increasing awareness for mental health. This is a development from many decades of the relegation of mental issues to the background in contrast to other health concerns, especially physical health. These days, there’s hardly a health condition that gains so much attention as Australia’s mental health.
In Australia, there are a plethora of published statistics that describe mental health. Here are a few: a 2007 Survey estimated that 7.3 million Australians are likely to fall victim of a common mental disorder or substance abuse disorder in their life span;
Against the backdrop of these facts, the Australia government has swung into actions noticeably through various health policies and programs. It’s Workforce Strategy is a 10-year plan on recognising major workforce challenges to provide effective mental health support to help workers cope with these challenges.