We’re always told that “prevention is better than cure”. But how can we understand the mental health needs of an entire organisation, let alone take action, when so many issues (like stress) are considered taboo and so many (like depression) are hidden in the shadows?
Thankfully, Aussie workplace culture is changing on a monumental scale towards recognition of mental health at work, and thus your newest ally is the Federal Government.
Backed by the Australian mental Health Commission, the Workplace Mental Health Research Program was established by Black Dog in partnership with the NSW Department of Health and the University of NSW.
They’ve reviewed the scientific literature, gauged the level of holistic health among Aussie workers, and come up with a set of recommendations for decision-makers at both public and private workplaces.
Forward-thinking approaches to the mental health of your team all start with the concept of resilience. Resilience is a measure of how well somebody responds to stressful and challenging situations, including staying physically healthy, remaining calm and confident, and bouncing back to win positive outcomes even in the face of setbacks.