New tool helps workplaces prioritise employee mental health
SafeWork NSW is helping businesses improve employee mental health support with a new training and materials toolkit.
To mark October’s Mental Health Month, the Workplace Pulse Check was launched so that business owners and managers can take the right proactive measures to support their staff’s mental health while at work.
The Workplace Pulse Check is a free service that offers one-on-one practical coaching for small and medium sized businesses, as well as mental health training workshops tailored for employers, managers and employees.
Mental Health Minister Bronnie Taylor said business leaders can play a substantial role in supporting their employees’ mental health at work.
“There are so many things business leaders can do to ensure their workplace is mentally healthy – from regular check-ins and discussions around mental health, to proactively identifying and addressing risks,” Mrs Taylor said.
“Mental Health Month is a great time to do a pulse check and start making your workplace a happier and healthier one for everyone.”