One in 5 people take time off work due to mental health and 92% of employees feel that mental health is a very important issue, while an alarming 48% of employees feel their workplace is a mentally unsafe place to work. With this growing issue becoming a real challenge for employers, mental health support and recovery costs Australian’s $10.6B in 2018-19 which has been increasing by 1.5% each year since 2014. ref – headsup.org.au & aihw.gov.au
Mental health issues in the workplace are reduced through Promotion, Prevention and Early Intervention (PPEI).
Trust, awareness and skilled response are the key factors to effective PPEI. Emotional Pulse is a cutting edge technology and certified training solution that builds emotional awareness, transparency, capability and trusted connections between people, leaders, skilled first responders and professional support through technology, training, reporting and artificial intelligence. The technology and training are all psychologist approved services and practical in their application.
Any Team Culture, Workplaces, Schools, Families, Mental Health Practitioners, Psychologists, Coaches
Mental health issues arise due to acute or long-term physical, emotional or psychological strains. Employers have a duty of care to both provide a workplace where wellbeing can be achieved as well as ensure psychological safety, meaning that employees feel safe enough to be vulnerable in front of each other. There are also proven benefits to productivity, innovation and reduced Workcover claims in these environments.
By routinely understanding the energetic and emotional state of staff, individuals and organisational leaders are better equipment to make timely decisions to foster optimum environments and assist those most in need.
In the Australian workforce suicide is the leading cause of death for people up to the age of 44 – aihw.gov.au
The overall cost of mental health is the third greatest cost following cancer and cardiovascular disease.
Promotion, prevention and early intervention reduce the impact on a person in emotional distress and minimise the cost and time to recover back to a state of stability.
When people check-in that may be in a state of emotional distress, Emotional Pulse supports the person in a psychologically designed and approve approach to confidentially and respectfully support the person.
Emotional Pulse invites connection to trusted support, trained responders and professional services.
The LIFT Process is designed with qualified psychologists, mediators and character coaches to give people the awareness, skills and strategies to identify psychological hazards in the workplace, enact mitigation strategies and provide immediate support to those affected and distressed through a process of companioning.
The ACT Process is designed to give people responsible for acting as Trusted Supports (Managers, Leaders, HR and other support personnel) the awareness, skills and strategies to effectively support someone who is in distress.
The LIFT + ACT training when combined with emotional pulse enables organisational leaders to empower their culture with the benefits of psychological peer support. In one of the worlds most detailed studies on team performance it has been shown that workplaces that show high psychological safety are more innovative, have less absenteeism and higher productivity, with people reporting higher subjective states of wellbeing. ref – reworkwithgoogle.com
The Balance and Wellbeing App provides a free holistic wellbeing awareness and self reflection assessment that is linked to a self-managed action plan. This plan can be shared in the workplace to be used in conjunction with traditional workplace performance reviews and development plans.