I was very privileged this week to attend AFFIRM’s Executive Business Luncheon – ‘Mental Health Issues in the Workplace’.
With guest speaker Adam Boland – Television Producer and Author.
AFFIRM is a unique organisation within Australia dedicated to funding and advocating for the importance of mental health research. Through generous donations, the foundation supports innovative research of the highest professional and ethical standards designed to further understanding of mental health issues and develop practical and effective prevention and intervention programs.
One in five Australians will experience a mental illness every year, but effective prevention and intervention programs require that these disorders be understood.
High quality research in mental health can make a real difference to the lives of those who are touched by mental illness. In Australia mental health research receives only around three per cent of total Research and Development in health.