beyondblue Leading the Way Towards Mentally Health Workplaces

The Campbell Page team recently attended a beyondblue information session about how to build and sustain mentally healthy workplaces.

Melissa Williams, beyondblue’s Workplace Engagement Manager, advised the Campbell Page team about the benefits of a mentally healthy workplace, and programs and initiatives to support the mental health of employees, including free advice and resources for employers and employees on beyondblue’s Heads Up website, which was developed with the Mentally Healthy Workplace Alliance.

The objective of the training was two-fold; As a provider of Disability Employment Services (DES), we aim to be able to help our employers create supportive work environments, the beyondblue‘s session provided us with so many materials and videos to help us do just that. – Cassandra Warin, Campbell Page’s National Disability Employer Partnership Manager

At Campbell Page we believe that mental health in the workplace is something that we all need to embrace, which is why our People and Culture team attended to get insights as to how we can support each other as a team. With an estimated 45 per cent of Australians* experiencing a mental health condition at some point in their lifetime, beyondblue advises workplaces to establish policies, procedures and support avenues in line with Workplace Health and Safety standards.

Our DES programs support people with both physical and mental health conditions into work, so we just want to be equipped to provide our employers with the support and tools they may need. Our team found the information on the day to be extremely informative. – Ross McLatchie, Campbell Page DES National Program Manager

Mr McLatchie continued on to confirm that all in attendance learnt a lot from beyondblue’s information session and highly recommended the online case studies which demonstrate organisations that are getting behind this important movement in mental health support.

Attending the beyondblue seminar is one of the ways Campbell Page is reaching out to the community to champion inclusive and diversity in the workplace in 2017. Learn more here.

Campbell Page is a not-for-profit organisation, dedicated to transforming people’s lives through long-term employment opportunities. Our reach extends from community, youth, Indigenous and family programs through to education, employment and disability employment services. Disability Employment Services (DES) is an Australian Government Initiative which helps people with disability find work and keep a job.

 

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