Mental Health & Wellbeing

Mental Health at Work & First Aid Training

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.

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 costs Australian businesses $11 billion per year. 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.

What are you doing to improve the mental health of your workforce?

Mental illness affects each person differently and can significantly impact on the individual, their family, friends and work colleagues. Supporting mental health issues in the workplace and creating mentally healthy workplaces can be achieved in a number of different ways. Some of our programs are listed below, but just like we are all different, so are organisations and we know that one size does not fit all.

A tailored mental health seminar or program may be best for your organisation. At Bodycare we can deliver seminars that are customised to address a specific mental health issue that is relevant to your workforce or we offer broad programs to raise awareness about mental illness. We also offer programs that are focused on pro­viding individuals with the tools to thrive and flourish at work. Whatever your needs, using our team of experts in this field, we can create a program to ensure you are being proactive about the mental health of your workforce.

Our Seminars:

Healthy Minds – Executive Overview

This session is designed to give executives an introduction to common mental health problems, explore the signs of mental illness and discuss techniques for creating a mentally healthy workplace. A key focus of this session is the role that workplace leaders have in improving awareness and understanding of mental health problems and contributing to the reduction of stigma and creation of mentally healthy workplaces.

This session explores the following:
  • What is mental health and who is affected by mental health problems
  • Common mental illness, what this might look like in the workplace and when should you be concerned
  • The impact of mental illness on individuals, workplaces and communities
  • Why is mental illness so hard to talk about…how can we break down the stigma?
  • Barriers to help seeking in the workplace?
  • What is our role as workplace leaders in early intervention and management of mental health problems?
  • How can the workplace help in the prevention of mental health problems?
  • Support options and resources

Healthy Minds for People Leaders

This session is designed to give managers and supervisors an introduction to common mental health problems, explore the signs of mental illness and discuss techniques for creating a mentally healthy workplace. A key focus of this session is how to have a difficult conversation once signs have been recognised and includes a customised case study relevant to the given working environment.

This session explores the following:
  • What is mental illness, who is affected and why?
  • Understanding depression, anxiety and substance misuse
  • What mental illness in the workplace might look like
  • The impact of mental illness: individuals, the workplace and stigma
  • How can the workplace help in the prevention of mental illness
  • What signs may be present if a person is suffering from anxiety or depression?
  • Customised Case studies, Role Play and discussion (including discussion regarding prevention of suicide)
  • How to start the conversation with a worker
  • What help is available, can I access it, and does it work?
  • Action Plan if concerned about someone at work
  • What is ‘good’ mental health?
  • The role of the workplace leader
  • Support options and resources

Healthy Minds for Everyone

This session is designed to give participants an introduction to mental health problems in the workplace, explore the signs of mental illness and discuss techniques for staying mentally healthy in the workplace. This session focuses on how to have a difficult conversation with a colleague or peer and includes a customised case study relevant to the given working environment.

This session explores the following:
  • What is mental health versus mental illness?
  • Prevalence of mental illness and what it might look like in the workplace
  • The impact of mental illness and open discussion around the stigma of mental illness
  • What signs may be present if a person is suffering from anxiety or depression?
  • How to start the conversation with a mate or colleague
  • What help is available and how to access it

How to understand emotional intelligence, stress less & improve resilience

This session explores the science behind emotional intelligence and is designed to help employees improve their understanding of stress and anxiety and the factors that contribute to our personal resilience through practical skills and techniques to remain optimistic under pressure.

This session explores the following:
  • Understanding stress…the good and the bad
  • Principles of how the mind, brain and biological systems work together to affect health
  • The science behind emotional intelligence
  • Understanding the impacts of stress and anxiety on our body, emotions, thought processes and behaviours
  • Understand the factors that contribute to our personal resilience.
  • Introduction to building emotional resilience techniques and practical skills to enhance the ability to remain optimistic under pressure and lead to greater productivity and performance at work

Introduction to Mindfulness

At Bodycare, understanding bodies and injury prevention is our business. 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.

This session explores the following:
  • What is mindfulness?
  • What can mindfulness help with?
  • How do you practice mindfulness?
  • Understanding the link between feeling anxious and changes in breathing
  • Breathing exercises to alleviate anxiety
  • Mindfulness to improve awareness
  • Practical techniques will be used throughout the session to demonstrate how Mindfulness techniques can be incorporated into daily life to reduce stress and improve attention

Energy Booster: Sleep, diet & Exercise

This session focuses on realistic strategies to incorporate sustainable changes into a busy lifestyle. It sheds light on the effect that exercise, diet and sleep can have on your employees mood.

This session explores the following:
  • Energy balance
  • Nutrition
  • Sleep/fatigue
  • Exercise

Mental Health First Aid Training

2 Day Mental Health First Aid Course

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4 Hour Mental Health Refresher Course

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Contact us now to learn more about our Mental Health and Wellbeing Services