Mental Health & Wellbeing
Mental Health and Wellbeing Services
At Bodycare Workplace Solutions, understanding bodies and injury prevention is our business. We have seen firsthand how poor physical condition can impact our mind. We also know the reverse to be true. We are passionate about the connection between a healthy body and healthy mind and aim to provide our partners with proactive tools to ensure their workforce remains safe, fit and healthy…in every aspect.
Although many workplaces run a plethora of initiatives throughout the year that focus on raising awareness and discussing the importance of health and safety at work, it is equally important to provide a platform for your organisation to engage in activities, education and discussion surrounding the importance of mental health. By taking a proactive approach to mental health in the workplace you will encourage your employees to maximise their health potential, build resilience and improve recovery from mental health issues in the long term.
The impact of mental illness on your business
Recognising and promoting mental health is an essential part of creating a safe and healthy workplace. Importantly, managers and workers both have an equal responsibility in building a safe work environment. It is estimated that at any point in time, one in five working age people will be suffering from a mental health condition and 45 per cent of Australians will experience a mental health or substance-use disorder in their lifetime. It is also estimated that Mental Health conditions cost Australian businesses $11 billion per year, attributed to health expenses, reduced workforce participation and decreased productivity in the workplace. Given these alarming statistics, this is an issue that workplaces (and society) can no longer afford to ignore.
The good news is that a recent study conducted by PWC estimates that every dollar spent on creating a Mentally Health Workplace, will create a return on investment of $2.30. Not to mention the positive impact these initiatives will have on individuals, employee engagement and workplace culture.
Our mental health and wellbeing training services and seminars
Bodycare’s engaging training programs and seminars are delivered to employees in their workplace by a trained health professional and are designed to address the specific mental health and wellbeing needs of the client. We can provide structured training programs, ranging from a 1 hour seminar to a 2 day accredited mental health first aid course. or a tailor training programs that addresses the specific mental health issues in your workforce.
Our mental health training programs aim to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness and encourage employees to start the conversation around mental health. We provide attendees with the tools to have a ‘difficult conversation’ and educate participants on the signs and symptoms on mental illness. These skills in turn create an open environment in the workplace where employees feel supported by managers and colleagues. Our training aims to encourage the development of resilience and educate employees on the signs and symptoms of mental illness, as well as providing realistic strategies for managing individual mental health and tips for supporting others.
…Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds, Healthy Business”
Mental health and wellbeing public training courses
Bodycare run several public courses covering a variety of mental health and wellbeing topics throughout the year.