Creating A Mentally Healthy Workplace
3 Million Australians live with anxiety or depression and many more are suffering and feeling alone. By opening the conversation we can help remove stigma associated with mental health and mental illness, we can also educate Australians on how to help friends, family & colleagues.
We can start doing that by sharing stories & experiences, educating Australians on strategies we can implement to manage and improve our mental health. We are an Australian charity organisation designed to help improve the understanding, education and awareness of mental health.
Mental illness is very common. One in five (20%) Australians aged 16 to 85 experience a mental illness in any year. The most common mental illnesses are depressive, anxiety and substance use disorder. Almost half (45%) of all Australians will experience a mental illness in their lifetime.
of Australians will experience a mental illness in their lifetime
Untreated it is costly
It is estimated that untreated mental health conditions cost Australian workplaces approximately $10.9 billion per year. This comprises $4.7 billion in absenteeism, $6.1 billion in presenteeism and $146 million in compensation claims
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Australian employees believe mentally healthy workplaces are important
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Australian employees believe their workplace is mentally healthy
The I Am Worthmore program has been designed as a mental health education and awareness program. Aimed at changing behavioural patterns in employees. The program educates employees about the negative impacts of stigma and provides them with strategies to keep themselves and their friends and family mentally healthy.
Introduction & Understanding
Employees first hear from Luke McLean, the founder of I Am Worthmore who suffered with depression, anxiety and addiction for years while trying to solve all his own problems, which made him feel alone and worthless. By commencing the program with Luke’s story, attendees are given a lived experience perspective, which shows what can happen when our mental health is left unattended.
Activity & Participation
The attendees will also participate in an interactive session, which will allow them to discover key values, along with easy ways to implement positive mental health strategies into their own lives and the lives around them. This program encourages employees to become more grateful, mindful, compassionate and kind.
All employees then are given access to our 90 day program which can be offered as a 21 day program initially to encourage employees to participate.
Mental Health First Aid Training
|Topics||Providing mental health first aid in the workplace|
1. Signs and symptoms of a mental health problem at work
2. How work can contribute to mental health problems
3. Understanding how to help co-workers
4. Pros and cons to disclosing a mental health problem at work
|Aims||You will learn how to assist an adult who may be experiencing a mental health problem or mental health crisis until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves, using a practical, evidence-based action plan.|
|Mental Health Crisis Situations Covered||• Suicidal thoughts and behaviours|
• Non-suicidal self-injury (deliberate self-harm)
• Panic attacks
• Traumatic events
• Severe effects of drug and alcohol abuse
• Aggressive behaviours
• Severe psychotic states
|Duration||This is a 12-hour course, which is usually delivered as either: A 2-day training package (6 hours per day), or as 4 separate modules (3 hours each)|
|Location||In your workplace|
Workplace Awareness Session Overview
|Topics||Mental Health, Wellbeing and Gratitude|
1. Gratitude & mindfulness (21-day Journal)
2. Stigma Reeducation
4. Self-worth & values
|Aims||Assist employees to understand their own mental health and to recognise their well-being and implement positive changes immediately|
|Domain||• Mental health and wellbeing, and mental health promotion|
• Destigmatising mental illness in the community
• The impact of physical, social, spiritual and emotional health on well-being
• Resilience, and skills that support resilient behaviour
• Coping skills, help-seeking strategies and community support resources
|Duration||90 minute presentation and 21 day/30 day/90 program to suit in an online format following|
|Location||In your workplace and up to 50 particpants|
Why Open The Conversation?
1 in 5 Australians are living with anxiety or depression & as many has 50% of Australians will experience a major mental health problem in their lifetime, yet stigma stands in the way of many of those in seeking the help they require. Opening the conversation is the way to to break the stigma
Around one in 35 young Australians aged 4-17 experience a depressive disorder.
Improve The Wellbeing of Staff
Our workplace program is
designed to improve mental health & well-being strategies. These occur via interractive activities which are then easy to implement into your employees daily lives.
Build Resilient & Vulnerable Employees
Remove Stigma Around Professional Help
We act as a facilitator between not wanting to talk to anyone about mental health, to understanding it’s okay, as explained by our lived experience facilitator.
How Are We Funded?
Our community programs are funded by our workplace programs. so by having us come into your workplace you are providing our “fight the stigma” community programs to be run in sporting clubs and community groups all aver the country
Of participants now better understand the causes of depression & Anxiety
Of participants implemented strategies immediately into their daily routine focusing on their mental health
Of participants know someone with a mental illness
Of participants recommended our program to others
Of participants now find it easier to talk about their mental health
Register Your Interest
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