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Over the past few years, we’ve welcomed a greater willingness to engage in conversations around mental health in the workplace. And not a moment too soon, with around 450 million reported cases of mental health issues existing across the globe, making it one of the world’s most prevalent health concerns.
Despite the global growth of workplace wellness trends, many businesses are still hesitant to discuss mental health in the workplace. One key reason is that they’re scared of opening a Pandora’s Box of mental health claims. But is “malingering” – the act of faking a mental health issue – really a problem in the wake of wellness discussions at work?
Mental health doesn’t discriminate. We often assume that those at the top of their game are safe, but every person – no matter their relative circumstances – is at risk. In fact, recent research notes that 45% of all Australians (aged 18-45) will be affected by mental health issues at some point in their lives. And with 450 million reported cases of mental health issues worldwide, it remains one of our society’s most prevalent health concerns.