I know that we all need to reach our deadlines and revenue targets as Leaders within business, but we really need to have a discussion, get trained and open a dialogue and really educate ourselves about Mental Health First Aid. Not only Leaders, but staff, and the community. We are so focused on fixing a broken limb or knowing what to do when we cut ourselves, but what about something that costs Australian business more than any other challenge - Mental Health? The disease of burden, makes the challenges of Mental Illness number 3 on the list behind Cancer and Cardiac Arrest. But when you look at the real cost and significant deficit in well being, challenges with Mental Health in Australia is No.1, as per the 2011 study (the latest) from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.
So I ask you, what are your thoughts and let's start leading the world wide discussion on what's happening and the trends that we can no longer ignore. Ask me how? I would love to hear from you. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0417688236. Travel well, till next time.