Does your workplace have a corporate health plan in place for its employees?
Unhappiness in the workplace is said to be one of the reasons for an increasing number of mental health claims, so having a business health insurance plan setup can help in ensuring staff get the appropriate medical care and treatment needed.
There has been a 23 per cent increase of Comcare mental stress claims at work since 2008, where bullying claims have also gone up from 32 per cent in 2008-09 to 44 per cent in 2009-10.
Comcare chief executive officer Paul O'Connor finds it important for employees to have a 'sense of purpose' at work.
"Without that sense of purpose, without feeling wanted at work and part of a team, anyone can feel depressed and unhappy," said Mr O'Connor.
"Every one of us needs the reassurance that their work is making a difference. People are naturally motivated by progress, a sense of being part of a team that looks out for each other is so important."
Mr O'Connor said that while he is concerned about the increase of mental health claims and cases of bullying, emphasis needs to be on the positive.
"That emphasis needs to be on good work. Good Work is work that is well matched to people’s skills and aspirations," he said.
"It can be an environment of trust and respect where individuals make a difference providing them with a sense of social connection and support."
Mr O'Connor said that a "good job can mean a good life", and that good work is essential for "sound mental health and well-being".