Mental Health Matters
At any given moment, 1 in 5 employees are likely to be experiencing a mental health condition, resulting in a staggering 6 billion working days – and up to $10.9 billion – lost to Australian employers per year.
Thanks to organisations like Beyond Blue, mental health is well and truly on our minds, with more and more Australian businesses cluing into the importance of investing in their employees’ mental health in order to create a positive, productive workplace.
The not-for-profit’s latest business-focussed mental health initiative, ‘Heads Up’ is determined to turn these figures around by improving our nation’s workplaces’ mental health not just through general awareness, but formal education – at a cost that might surprise you.
Interestingly, the organisation cites an average of $2.30 return on investment for every $1 invested in creating a mentally healthy workplace. But yours could be even higher. Calculate it today using their handy Return on Investment Tool.
Premium Health – championing mental health at work
Premium Health is proud to work with organisations like Beyond Blue to raise awareness of mental health in Australia’s workplaces through premium quality training. The accredited Mental Health First Aid course is an employer’s solution to identifying, responding to and managing signs of mental health decline in the workplace. Over 12 hours, our experienced nurse or paramedic trainers will help to identify signs of depression, anxiety, associated coping mechanisms such as drug or alcohol abuse, and to better understand the common barriers employees face to seeking help.
Additionally, our training places high importance on preventative measures – so you can take proactive steps to secure the overall wellbeing of employees as they handle the daily mental and emotional challenges of work and life. For further information on any of Premium Health’s Mental Health courses, call 1300 721 292.