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WISE Employment assists over 10,000 eligible job seekers into jobs each year. We have 28 main offices and 32 outreach offices across New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and the Northern Territory. 

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Mental illness in the workplace: ‘fear factor’ does no favours for business

Our Empowermental 2014 research explores the attitudes of 256 small and medium enterprises (SMEs) across Australia towards hiring disadvantaged people including those who have a mental illness. Six in ten employers (63%) who have hired someone who has a mental illness reported a positive or very positive experience, and 68% of employers who employed someone with a mental illness, still do. Yet, stigmatised views about mental illness and employment, often steeped in misinformation and fear, remain relatively unchanged.

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WISE Stand Up for Mental Health tickets are on sale from Ticketmaster. The event takes place on 30 Oct 2014 at Sydney Town Hall. :will open new window

Tickets to WISE Stand Up for Mental Health in Sydney on sale via Ticketmaster

You're invited to be delighted by fifteen budding stand-up comedians, over 200 hysterically insightful one-liners, at one magnificent event – all to help end mental illness stigma. WISE Stand Up for Mental Health tickets are now on sale via Ticketmaster. Join us on Thursday 30 October 2014, 7pm at Sydney Town Hall to laugh, learn and particpate in #WISEstandup comedy for change.

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Employer Karen (right) of Cataract on Paterson restaurant in Launceston believes more employers should employ people with mental illness. :will open new window

Award-winning restaurant orders healthy attitude to mental health

Employer Karen's message to other businesses is not to be afraid of people who have a mental illness—“it’s ironic that people who have the flu aren’t feared!” she says. “More business owners should consider employing people who have a mental illness because, quite simply, they can do the job and do it exceptionally well.” Read on to learn how Karen made a conscious decision to create a mentally healthy workplace for her award-winning new Launceston dining venue, Cataract on Paterson.

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Employer ACC Services realises the benefits of employing people who have a mental illness. :will open new window

“On time and reliable”: Employer ACC Services sets mental illness stigma in the workplace straight

ACC Services’ evolution from employer to star recruiter of people who have a mental illness shows what can be achieved when fear is overcome. “Employees who have a mental illness are reliable, says employer Ingrid, “They are always on time. Even when we change the start times, they are on time. They seem really happy to be here.” She has put the call out to other employers about her experience hiring people who have a mental illness: “Just employ them! Any successful business is about its people.”

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Employer Ecomist sees and reaps the benefits of employing people who have a mental illness. :will open new window

Mental illness no barrier to success for family business Ecomist

Employer Denise hopes that education will help eradicate the stigma around mental illness—especially for employers. “If someone had a crook leg or was vision impaired we would talk about it, we would discuss their skills and limitations, but if someone has depression, we don’t talk about it. I think for some people the fact that there is no outward disability can be confronting; you can’t ‘see’ anxiety so to speak."

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