Mr Waterman added: "We must continue to make progress, not least in how people see mental health and their role in dealing with it".
October 10 marks World Mental Health Day 2019, celebrated every year to help raise awareness and support of mental health issues around the world. The survey also said that while 58 percent of millennials believed it is very or extremely important that a workplace have a culture that supports mental health, only 29 percent of baby boomers felt the same way.
Over half (52 per cent) said it's been their largest health-care cost increase over the past five years.
A United Kingdom study that surveyed 12,866 teens aged 13 to 16 found that checking one's phone several times a day was associated with lower mental well-being, especially in young girls, possibly due to social media use affecting sleep and physical activity, which are linked with improved mental health.
That's the message from Mental Health Australia, the peak national NGO representing and promoting better mental health for all Australians. Talking about mental health issues is important for de-stigmatizing them, for considering them to be a normal topic of discussion in our society.
The results, published in the Harvard Business Review, showed 60 percent said they had experienced symptoms of mental health conditions in the past year.
"Everyone at some point in their life is likely to experience some sort of mental health issue and we just want people to know they're not alone and there are services here".
However, only 20 percent of the overall respondents said they'd left work because of it.
The survey also found that mental health impacted work performance, with 61 percent saying their mental health affected productivity and 37 percent reporting that their job environment contributed to their symptoms.
"We are therefore really excited to support Every Mind Matters, which encourages people to be more aware of their mental health and help them discover simple steps to look after their mental health and wellbeing".
In light of the World Health Organisation's (WHO) World Mental Health Day agenda of suicide prevention, Panchshil Foundation and Connecting Trust have collaborated to create an awareness campaign, It's High Time, to reduce the stigma against suicide.
Yarrawonga Health is encouraging people to do things they enjoy and do them more often for a mental health benefit.
And in 2017-18, 4.2 million Australians received mental health-related prescriptions.
"The worst case is that someone struggling with their mental health could consider suicide".
PR firm Speed launched a new wellbeing programme to support its commitment to the pledge; this provides its employees with physical and mental wellbeing support, including mental health first aiders, training and regular activities.