Why Mental Health in the Workplace?

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The Mental Health Movement takes a very unique approach towards mental health. When you look at the statistics in the mental health space, 1 in 4 individuals will experience mental ill health in any 12 month period and 1 in 2 individuals will experience mental ill health in their lifetime. Mental ill-health is also the leading cause of absenteeism within the Australian workplace costing the Australian economy over $13 billion in lost productivity.

There is so much clinical support out there including company EAP’s (Employee Assistance Program), GP’s, psychologists, counsellors and psychiatrists to support these individuals experiencing mental ill health. Statistics show that nearly 54% of Australians going through a mental health struggle or mental illness do not seek support. We see ourselves as the conduit between the individual experiencing the mental health issue and the appropriate support networks and resources available.

When you look at this fact, we all have a mental health just like we all have a physical health, ask yourself this question. What is out there for the other individuals not experiencing mental ill health but just wanting to better manage their own mental health? That is where we come into action, providing early intervention, proactive initiatives through our Mental Health Workplace Blueprint assisting individuals and workplaces to improve mental health outcomes.
We aim to work collaboratively with your company EAP (Employee Assistance Provider). We have previously achieved positive results and outcomes with companies we have worked with in collaboration. As a company you will be providing support from both ends of the scale ensuring your workplace and its employees are working towards developing a mentally healthy, supportive environment.

Here are some of the companies, organisations we have worked with.

COMPANIES WE HAVE WORKED WITH

Why Mental Health in the Workplace?

MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS
Working in healthy safe workplaces and doing meaningful work, can help prevent mental ill-health.It gives us a feeling of purpose and a sense of worth where we are challenged to do great things, meet new people, stay socially connected and encounter different ideas. It’s also our livelihood, providing a source of income and independence. Getting back to work after illness or injury can help people recover faster, and is good for business

YOUR GREATEST ASSET
Whether you create products or offer services, the productivity and success of your business depends on your people. In mentally healthy workplaces, managers understand this and they support workers to be their best every day.


The cost of doing nothing
Mental ill-health is likely to be present in your workplace, whether you see it or not and workplaces that neglect mental health, lose money.Absenteeism and presenteeism can create additional costs for employers through reduced productivity. Presenteeism costs businesses an average of $3,401 per year for a worker experiencing mental ill-health and up to $5,305 for workers with severe mental ill-health. Absenteeism due to mental ill-health costs workplaces about $825 per worker every year.

Actions to consider for your workplace
Most of us spend about one third of our life at work. It’s a big part of our daily lives and can have a considerable effect on our mental health in a positive or negative way.

   - Promote and encourage the use of support services.Have access to tools and resources that enable managers and workers to learn skills to stay  .   mentally healthy.Monitor workloads, check for good work design and clear job descriptions.                                                               
      - Adjust work to be safe for mental health, with realistic and flexible work schedules, reasonable adjustments to role type or tasks and
rostering to prevent fatigue.Find out what factors are affecting the mental health and wellbeing of your team.

           - Work is also an important part of the recovery process when pressures and stressors become too much and our mental health
has been negatively affected.

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Is your workplace set-up to be flexible, supportive, healthy and productive?
Is is a place where workers feel safe, valued and engaged?
Is your workplace a mentally healthy supportive workplace?



Benefits
A mentally healthy workplace creates a more engaged and productive workforce, helping you attract and keep great workers. Workers’ also take less time off and your business saves money. For every dollar spent to improve mental health at work, you can achieve returns of up to four dollars through improved productivity and savings from workers compensation claims.

A Mentally Healthy Workplace
Mental health issues are a growing problem for Australia, and indeed, Western society. According to a study by Price Waterhouse Cooper, untreated mental health conditions cost Australian employers $10.9 billion every year (a combination of absenteeism, presenteeism and compensation claims). It is estimated that every $1 invested by employers in interventions to improve mental health resulted in a return of $2.30. For the resource sector the ROI was even higher at $5.70.

The Mental Health Movement takes a very unique approach towards mental health. When you look at the statistics in the mental health space, 1 in 4 individuals will experience mental ill health in any 12 month period and 1 in 2 individuals will experience mental ill health in their lifetime. Mental ill-health is also the leading cause of absenteeism within the Australian workplace costing the Australian economy over $13 billion in lost productivity.

There is so much clinical support out there including company EAP’s (Employee Assistance Program), GP’s, psychologists, counsellors and psychiatrists to support these individuals experiencing mental ill health. Statistics show that nearly 54% of Australians going through a mental health struggle or mental illness do not seek support. We see ourselves as the conduit between the individual experiencing the mental health issue and the appropriate support networks and resources available.

When you look at this fact, we all have a mental health just like we all have a physical health, ask yourself this question. What is out there for the other individuals not experiencing mental ill health but just wanting to better manage their own mental health? That is where we come into action, providing early intervention, proactive initiatives through our Mental Health Workplace Blueprint assisting individuals and workplaces to improve mental health outcomes.
We aim to work collaboratively with your company EAP (Employee Assistance Provider). We have previously achieved positive results and outcomes with companies we have worked with in collaboration. As a company you will be providing support from both ends of the scale ensuring your workplace and its employees are working towards developing a mentally healthy, supportive environment.