Mental health and the delivery of robust mental health and wellness solutions is fast becoming a ‘hot’ topic of discussion in the workplace health and safety arena. Google it and you will find 60,200,000 results!
The Black Dog Institute on their website states ‘Mentally healthy workplaces are positive and productive. They are environments where people want to come to work. They can play a large role in promoting and maintaining our mental health and wellbeing. Research shows that mentally healthy workers are more productive and less likely to take sick leave.’ There is a lot of work to do in this area to help inspire and improve the awareness and insight of businesses and organisations to truly integrate and embody a psychological safety culture which values the individual and workforce well-being, as part of their daily practice and strategic planning as a business.
The World Health Organisation mentions that there are many risk factors for mental health that may be present in the working environment. Most risks relate to interactions between type of work, the organisational and managerial environment, the skills and competencies of employees, and the support available for employees to carry out their work. The WHO also stated that an entitlement to a safe and healthy working environment, that places high regard on the worker’s health and wellbeing is not an option, it’s a fundamental human right.
So it is important therefore to raise the priority given to mental health and wellbeing, in order to move towards a culture which proactively manages mental wellbeing and in response to the growing need to address psychological health and wellbeing in our workplaces, and to that end, Safety Makers are pleased to announce that we are moving forward with a new and innovative business collaboration with MateCheck, with the aim of growing and enhancing the provision of products and services available to our valued Safety Makers clients in the area of workplace psychological health and wellbeing.
Over the coming months, we will release further details of how Safety Makers and MateCheck will be working together to promote and provide innovative health and wellbeing programs in Australian and New Zealand workplaces.
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