How investing in mental health is good for business

In this podcast, Clare Mann, Managing Director of Communicate31, discusses the role of business owners in mitigating mental health risks in the workplace and the characteristics of a workplace that is mentally healthy.

Clare is a renowned Psychologist, best-selling author and Existential Coach. Her expertise in leadership, communications and psychology has led her to be one of the most sought after psychologists in Australia. She has published three books and contributed to six others, one of which is the prescribed university reading for professionals in HRM. Her inclusion in 50 Unsung Business Heroes (2015) positions her as a thought-leader and facilitator of change. She was also featured as one of the 25 Sydney-based entrepreneurs, start-ups and business owners in the inaugural edition of  the Nifnex Business and Lifestyle Magazine. 

Her latest book “Communicate – How to Say What Needs to be Said, When it Needs to be Said, In the Way it Needs to be Said” has international acclaim with the foreword written by US Presidential Advisor and Best Selling Author, Doug Wead.

She was awarded Fellowship of the British Psychological Society and Australian Human Resources Institute for her contribution and thought leadership to these professions. Her unique style of communication enables her to make complex issues simple and immediately applicable to everyday problems.


  • Exploring the relationship between mental health and physical wellbeing: 02:16
  • The cost of mental health on the Australian economy each year: 03:46
  • Characteristics of poor mental health to look for in others: 05:54
  • What are three ways to improve mental wellbeing? 08:52
  • Identifying characteristics of a mentally healthy workplace: 13:18
  • Signs that an employee is struggling and steps to take to offer support: 18:17
  • The importance for businesses to invest in mental health and the implications if this is not addressed: 23:28

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