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It is important that any organisation considering establishing a social firm is aware of...
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 15:12
There is increasing interest in social enterprise models  in Australia and the role...
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SoFA was delighted to receive the Silver Achievement Award from Allan Fels AO for its...
Friday, January 17, 2014 - 15:43
Register Now!Disclosure of Mental Illness in the Workplace - for employment...
Monday, September 9, 2013 - 08:34
Register now!Improving employment outcomes for people with a mental illness.Thursday, 24...
Monday, September 9, 2013 - 08:32
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Monday, May 27, 2013 - 10:04
The Quality At Work Forum was held at Melbourne Business School on 24 November 2011....
Thursday, December 1, 2011 - 13:57
“In Australia, children whose parents are unemployed, compared with those with one or more of their parents employed, were reported to have around 26% more serious chronic illnesses, 20%-30% more visits to the doctor, and around twice as many outpatient visits.”
Mathers CD. Health differentials among Australian children.
The episodic nature of mental illness limits employment options, affects work behaviour, and can lead to reluctance by employers to hire someone with a mental illness
Mental Health Council of Australia (2007) Lets get to work:
"When I started I was – like, I dunno, hesitant around people with a mental illness but now I know it’s just like me. I mean I have diabetes so I have to watch my health and stuff. They have like a mental problem and they have to be careful about … you know their thoughts. But at work – you know we all just do our jobs and get on."
Pat, social firm co-worker

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