Team Talk – Mental Health
First Aid and Workshops
Building Mental Health resilience and openness within your team
Easy impactful Mental Health Solutions for your team
Perfect for conferences, offsites and
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Team Talk – lets talk about mental health
Introduction to Mental Health – Positive Team building
Integrate key Mental Health agility messaging into your next team building day, and get the conversation started.
The perfect mental health launchpad for conferences, offsites and Team Days
Online Mental Health First Aid Courses
Fulfill Workplace Health and safety compliance and instil a culture of support and open communication at your workplace
Improving mental health through team building
Teams that work well together, collaborate, and support each other, are the cornerstone of any successful business. Improving teamwork and improving workplace mental health go hand in hand, especially when you consider the amount of time we spend at work with our colleagues.
Mental health in the workplace has never been more prevalent, with more people working from home than ever before. Lockdowns have forced a sense of isolation and detachment on many people, and as we start to return to the office, there is an increased awareness of how mental health affects workplace performance.
There is an endless selection of both face to face and virtual team building activities available in Australia, with the emphasis on developing relationships, collaborating and gaining a better understanding for our colleague’s work style. In conjunction with mental health experts, we have designed a series of Team Building workshops, that focus on collaboration, fun and engagement, and provide the perfect platform to discuss mental health in the workplace.
Proactive mental health policy improves workplace culture.
Easy to implement and impactful Mental Health Solutions for your teams.
Some startling statistics about mental health at work in Australia
- 1 out of 8 people will suffer from debilitating anxiety reducing productivity and an individual’s ability to function with everyday stress and pressure.
- Absenteeism & presenteeism cost business $3.1b annually
- 1 out of 5 Australians will suffer from Mental Health in any 1 year
- Only 35% of people suffering from MH seek professional help
- Early intervention from a trust people has a high success rate on preventing declining MH
- Anxiety, depression and substance misuse are the common MH illnesses
- Substance misuse is often a maladaptive copying strategy for MH illness
- There are long waiting lists and a lack of professional services, and the solution is in increasing community awareness, reducing stigma and building skills to have a Mental Health conversation.
- Individuals are likely to suffer from a Mental Health illness during their peak working year.
How does mental health effect work performance
Most people know what absenteeism is, not going to work. But it can be so much more than that. Especially when your mental health has had a direct impact on your physical health, and you get sick or your negative thoughts are consuming you, that you can’t go to work.
Presenteeism is when you have gone to work but you are not being functional. This has an impact on everyone. Consider some of the myths we are taught around grief and loss, like the gold old phrase ‘just get back to work so you can think about something else’. Imagine how productive that person is going to be. Unfortunately, they are still consumed by the same negative thoughts.
2 day intensive Mental Health First Aid courses for managers and teams
Why mental health in the workplace is important?
Other costs are:
- Recruitment and training
- lost productivity and lost knowledge
- Disruption to the work environment
Effects of mental health in the workplace
How do you deal with mental health in the workplace?
With a zero tolerance of bullying and poor behaviour.
Training, posters (visual demonstrate) and actions.
Treat mental health at work like physical health.
Consider your company policies around sick leave. Be proactive with workplace wellness programs, and not focus your company policies around sickness, shifting the focus to wellness both physical and mental health.
What do you do if someone has an injury, gets sick or goes to hospital? Physical health is no different to mental health. We have a Physical First Aid officer and fire warden. Is it time to consider a mental health officer? Because of the stigma around mental health, its important to be aware of the confidentially and trust involved in addressing mental health challenges at work.
How to implement mental health awareness in the workplace
How to promote mental health and wellbeing in the workplace
Creating a healthy workplace
Tips for Maintaining Mental Wellbeing at Work
Have an attitude of continual improvement. Demonstrate your commitment to physical, mental and emotional wellness. Find ways to check in with staff and recognise milestones in their life, like birthdays, pregnancies, death of loved ones, moving house, or becoming grandparents. Make it real and show the organisation cares. This goes a long way in creating a positive company culture.