Action Industrial Catering Pty Ltd (AIC) believes every Australian business should be taking action to create mentally healthy workplaces.
As part of our commitment to promoting positive mental health, we’ve signed up to be part of the Heads Up campaign – a joint initiative between beyondblue and the Mentally Healthy Workplace Alliance.
At AIC we recognise that a mentally healthy workplaces benefit everyone, our people, our business and the broader community. We are committed to promoting mental wellbeing, minimising workplace risks to mental health, supporting our employees experiencing a mental health issues (regardless of the cause) and reducing the stigma associated with mental conditions.
Investing in improving our workplace’s mental health is part of our commitment to our people, and simply makes good business sense. There is a return on investment for employers of $2.30 for every $1 invested in creating a mentally healthy workplace. This is through reduced absenteeism, presenteeism (reduced productivity at work) and compensation claims.
beyondblue CEO Georgie Harman says creating a mentally healthy workplace has benefits for employees and employers alike.
“Employers who are mindful of their employee’s wellbeing and introduce supporting policies promote greater worker satisfaction and deliver enormous productivity improvements, making it a truly win-win situation,” she said. “Too many business leaders, however, still don’t know how to help people who may be struggling with a mental health condition such as depression or anxiety. These people continue to face discrimination and do not receive the same support that people with physical conditions receive. Employers who do not promote good mental health miss out on the benefits that it can bring, but adopting Heads Up can help to change that.”
Creating a mentally healthy workplace is one of our top priorities, and we encourage all organisations in Australia to take the first step towards a more productive future.
Find out more at headsup.org.au