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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...
Monday, January 20, 2014 - 15:29
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
“With respect to disability pensions, 60 billion dollars per year is spent in Australia. 28% of this or 16.8 billion dollars per is spent on people with mental illness.”
Harmer J. Pension review Background Paper, Department of Fam
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:
"Working's good most of the time. Even when I don’t like it, it still gets me out of bed every day. Getting out of bed gets me to the shower. Having a shower gets me dressed and out the door. And then I am at work and I haven’t spent the day in bed."
John. social firm employee

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