Mind Tools For Workplace Mental Health

Workplace Mental Health For Emotional Well-being and Resilience

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Solutions for Increased Staff Engagement & Psychological Safety

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THE BIG PICTURE

Mental health problems are often understood as a result of one’s personal experiences outside the workplace. However, research reveals that an unhealthy work environment can lead to stress, burnout, and the development of a larger mental health problem such as depression or anxiety. As the statistics reveal: 
  • Nearly half of Australians aged 16-85 will experience a mental health condition in their lifetime (ABS). 
  • 1 in 4 people experience a mental health problem every year (ABS)
  • Only 52% of employees consider their workplace to be a mentally healthy environment (TNS Social Research)
  • 92% of serious workplace mental health concerns are attributed to work-related stressors (Safe Work Australia)
According to Safe Work Australia, workplace mental stress is largely driven by work pressure, work-related harassment, general stress, and exposure to unsafe environments. The global pandemic has only exacerbated work pressures and stress, signalling a rise in work-related mental health problems. 

THE COST OF DOING NOTHING

Unresolved mental health conditions cost the Australian workforce approximately $11 billion per year. This expense involves: 
  • Cost of absenteeism ($5 Billion / Year)
  • Cost of presenteeism ($6 Billion / Year)
  • Cost of work-related mental health compensation ($543 Million / Year)

*Source – The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) 2007 National Mental Health and Well-Being Survey (NMHWS)

It is not a matter of if your employees become unwell, but when

Stress and Burnout

Workplace burnout is the experience of physical or emotional exhaustion, apathy, and detachment induced by unhealthy working environments. A common precursor to burnout is workplace stress.  Surveys suggest that:
  • Australians have one of the highest rates of burnout of any country in 2020.  
  • 73% of the nation’s workers experience overwhelming stress as a result of particular working conditions (ABS, 2020 )
  • 77% experience burnout (Safe Work Australia, 2019 )
  • Burnout heavily impacts employee retention: employees who experience burnout are 2.6 times more likely to be actively looking for new employment, and are more likely to use sick days (The American Psychological Association, 2018
  • Worker burnout increases the risk of worker injury by nearly 20%. (Gallup Studies, 2020 ). 

Anxiety and Depression

An unhealthy work environment can often be the cause of depression and anxiety in workers. Most often, such environments exacerbate existing mental health conditions. 
  • In the past year, 1 in 5 Australians (21%) have been absent from work because they felt stressed, anxious, depressed or mentally unhealthy.
  • 1 in 10 Australians are estimated to have depression.
  • On average, employees with depression takes 3-4 days off each month.
  • Untreated depression has resulted in the loss of 6 million working days each year in Australia.
*Statistics sourced from ABS, Safe Work Australia, & TNS Social Research*
Improving workplace culture and fostering a healthier working environment is the key to resolving and preventing stress, burnout, anxiety, and depression among employees. Research shows that: 
  • Businesses “receive an average return on investment of $2.30 for every $1 they invest in effective workplace mental health strategies” (TNS Social Research, 2020
  • Absenteeism can be drastically reduced by improving mental health in their workplace (TNS Social Research, 2020
  • Over 60% of employees from mentally healthy workplaces show higher levels of commitment to their job (Gallup Studies, 2020
  • Employees who are treated fairly and offered continuous guidance and support are 70% less likely to experience burnout (Gallup Studies, 2020
Investment in workplace mental health is ultimately a win-win for employers and employees. 

That’s where we come in.

Mind Tools for Workplace Mental Health has been developed for the psychological health and safety of employees and employers.

We offer:

cost-effective solutions for improving workplace mental health and safety

online and face-to-face delivery

✓ sessions facilitated by psychologists and mental health professionals 

About This Program

Mind Tools for Mental Health helps you to train your brain to stay focused.

Mind Tools For Mental Health

Mind Tools For Mental Health works to safeguard employee’s psychological wellbeing at the workplace and to assist workers to manage stress, competing demands and to build resilience.

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Delivery Method

- Online
- Zoom
- Face To Face

Objectives

We work to safeguard the psychological health and wellbeing of employees and employers at your workplace.

Delivery Options

6 x 1 Hr Seminars
3 x 2 Hrs Seminars
2 x 3 Hrs Seminars
1 Day Seminar

Who Should Attend?

Managers
Supervisors
Team Members

Testimonials

#1. The workshop was extremely informative. I learned how to deal with others in a work environment, knowing how to notice when they are not themselves and how to try to offer them help. - Brisbane 2020

#2. This program helped me to change my mindset and look for more positives in a situation then just dealing with the bad. - Brisbane 2020

#3. Thanks to Mind Tools For Mental Health program, I learned how to deal with stressful situations and be confident in the assigned work. - Brisbane 2020

We Teach Employees How To:
    • Communicate more openly about workplace stress
    • Train the brain to stay focused and avoid distractions
    • Build Resilience
    • Boost Productivity
    • Adopt positive thinking strategies for managing stress
    • Practice Mindfulness
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Suite 329/1 Queens Rd, Melbourne VIC 3004

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P: 1300 157 647

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