Sadly, the numbers show us that, one in five of us will experience mental ill-health in in the next 12-months, and half of us will experience it within our lifetime.
At the Mental Health Movement, we believe that organisations need to be supported to help understand the importance of mentally healthy and supportive workplaces, as well as the benefits and information required to effectively implement the right mental health supports.
Our Mental Health Workplace Blueprint can provide you and your staff the appropriate interventions and resources to make your workplace more mentally healthy.
The Mental Health Movement takes a very unique approach towards mental health through our four stage Blueprint. Our Mental Health Workplace Blueprint focuses on improving mental health awareness, mental health literacy, mental health management and mental health support, as well as help-seeking behaviours within your workplace.
It all starts with the power of story. Understanding is the first critical step, so in this two-part stage we unpack six keys
to improved mental health and begin to understand the processes available to us to activate them.
A three-workshop stage where we dive deeper into mental health literacy, mental health management and personal resilience. Each workshop offers practical information and
strategies for implementation in easily digestible chunks.
Here we focus on putting knowledge into action. This stage drills down to help participants identify and manage specific issues. It comprises of accredited courses in both Mental Health First Aid and Mental Health Response.
Developed from the results of industry audits and what workers want, this stage continues the conversation when our team aren’t there. Through a range of resources, you can continue the awareness, messaging and education
throughout your workplace.
MHM’s ‘Best Practice’ Mental Health Workplace Blueprint has now been implemented in over 115 companies and organisations, working with over 350,000 Australians. Mental Health in the Australian workplace is rapidly progressing in a positive way, with legislation changes, updated data and research, recommended guidelines and controls, along with the Global Pandemic of Covid-19 the world has faced over the last 2 years. Taking these elements into consideration MHM has collaborated with the University of Wollongong as our Research and Development Partner, along with Go1 as our Technology Partner and onboarded an Organisational Psychologist and Work Health and Safety Specialist.
Through these subject matter experts MHM’s Mental Health Workplace Blueprint has evolved with the evolution of three very important elements now part of the offering including; The MHM Digital Academy (Powered by GO1), MHM Connect (Powered by Cyber Clinic) and our Psychosocial Risk Assessment Training and Support Program. These elements will assist MHM and the ‘Best Practice’ Mental Health Workplace Blueprint to continue developing and maintaining mentally healthy, supportive workplace across Australia, which is ultimately changing and saving lives.
Early intervention is key to mental health challenges being addressed effectively. If your employees feel confident, they can say to their manager, supervisor or leadership team that they themselves are currently struggling to cope or are having some difficulties. It will be easier to help them address their problems while remaining in work as we know that more than 50% of Australians going through a mental health struggle or mental illness do not seek support.
Understanding the contributing factors is important, these are often a combination of difficulties experienced at work but also at home. Our blueprint looks to identify the main contributing factors to poor mental health specific to your workplace during our Mental Health Workplace Audit, giving you a better understanding of the right approach to support your workplace.
Our team understand it is often difficult to navigate the large number of support services that are available including Employee Assistant Programs, GP’s, psychologists, counsellors and psychiatrists. Mental Health Movement provides early intervention and proactive initiatives that work with your current supports like your company EAP. This assists individuals and workplaces to improve mental health outcomes, linking people to the appropriate support networks and available resources.