Poor mental health costs Australian businesses over $10.9 billion each year* and the World Health Organisation predicts that depression will be the greatest public health burden by 2030 globally.
However, Price Waterhouse Coopers found that workplaces who take a proactive and preventative approach are empowered to minimise the potential challenges and costs associated with the poor mental health of their workers. Price Waterhouse Coopers also report that every dollar spent on proactively addressing mental health in the workplace has been shown to equate to a direct return on investment of 230%. (Source: PWC 2014 // BeyondBlue 2018)
Organisations that empower workers to take responsibility and accountability for their own health and wellbeing significantly increase productivity, enhance workplace culture, and minimise the risk of workplace injuries and the associated costs.
Workplace Risk’s holistic mental health and wellbeing training program offers three levels of workplace intervention and upskilling for managers and workers all facilitated by highly qualified Occupational Therapists with expertise in workplace mental health.
Workplace Risk’s Mental Health & Wellbeing workshops for managers assist organisations to meet their duty of care under the Occupational Health and Safety Act & WHS Act, and will enhance workplace morale and wellbeing.
Through a range of interactive activities, case studies, practical tools and facilitated discussions, the workshop helps enhance the capacity and confi dence of Managers in:
The Mental Health & Wellbeing workshop that Workplace Risk has developed specifically for workers provides attendees with the tools and understanding to be accountable and proactive regarding their own mental health and wellbeing. This approach provides practical frameworks and tools to help workers better identify and manage stress – from both their work and personal life.
Taking a proactive approach to educating workers about mental health has substantial benefits for organisations, resulting in happier and healthier teams, a positive organisational culture, and a reduction in both absenteeism and stress-related WorkCover claims.
Utilising a combination of experiential exercises, group activities, case studies, and educational tools, the workshop delivers outcomes including;