KPMG Report “Investing to Save – The Economic Benefits for Australia of Investment in Mental Health Reform” presents a major contribution towards that vision. It shows how we can, with the right targeted investments, improve the mental health of our community, and in turn the mental wealth of the nation.
Investing to Save tackles a set of complex issues from a new perspective, and a new pragmatic approach to the scale of the task of reforming our mental health system. With mental illness affecting one in five Australians each year and imposes a $60 billion cost burden on business in lost productivity and on taxpayer-funded hospital services. Mental Health Australia and KPMG have developed a strong economic case for government and industry to improve mental health in the workplace to reduce costs and improve productivity.
This report makes an important contribution to remedying a few of these failures with a really particular to-do record which makes financial sense.