Heads Up provides employers and employees alike with the knowledge to support those around them – creating a more mentally healthy workplace. HIA members can access specific information about the mental health of those working in the construction industry through the workplace toolbox talks. The toolbox talk, the Educator’s Guide for Employers aims to equip managing staff with the knowledge needed to reduce workplace stigma surrounding mental health, and encourage and support those who may be experiencing a mental health condition.
Understanding the relationship between the workplace and mental health can be cost-effective for businesses as well as positive for employees.
A recent PricewaterhouseCoopers report found that ignoring mental health conditions in the workplace costs $10.9 billion per year in lost productivity. Through the implementation of a mentally healthy workplace strategy, people at all levels have a shared commitment to positive mental health.
The beyondblue resources, tools and services are easily accessible through HIA.
If you or someone you know is experiencing mental health issues, contact beyondblue Support Service on 1300 224 636, chat online at www.beyondblue.org.au/get-support