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Workers who tell bosses about their mental health issues are risking their careers, the head of national charity BeyondBlue has warned.

BeyondBlue chief executive Georgie Harman said that openness about mental health issues could potentially help managers create the best environment to aid recovery.

But workers should speak openly only where they were confident they would be supported, she said at an event in Melbourne to promote improved mental health outcomes in businesses.

BeyondBlue still heard “horror stories” about people finding themselves stigmatised and victims of outdated attitudes to mental illness at work.

Larissa Nicholson

via ‘Horror Stories’: Think Twice before Telling Your Boss You Have Mental Health Issues by Larissa Nicholson