How to navigate our mental health services

While some great strides have been made within Australian workplaces, there is still a sense of unease when it comes to discussing mental health issues. It’s such an intensely personal and individual topic, with people experiencing it on different levels and in different ways. So it can be hard to know where to start.

Our services focus on two streams—Healthier Minds and Healthier Cultures. Healthier Minds focuses on the individual, and aims to develop healthy behaviours, resilience and good self-management. Healthy Cultures focuses on the dynamics of the workplace, and how strong leadership, support and employee benefits can create an environment for your team to thrive.

Your Bupa work health advisor can help guide you through what’s best for your workplace. In the meantime, here’s an example of how the process might work:

Step 1: Awareness

Most people are aware of the importance of looking after their mental health. So, this conversation usually centres around were to go once an issue has been identified. Creating awareness of things your team members can do to help protect their own mental health is vital. It also gives every member of your team the opportunity to get involved in the conversation, so there’s a shared level of awareness throughout the business.

Step 2: Understanding

Awareness is great, understanding is even better. Our seminars take employees through the process from ‘what’ to ‘why’ and ‘how’. This gives them a greater understanding of how mental health issues can affect them, their colleagues and their workplace.

Step 3: Empathy

Having a deeper understanding yourself and your colleagues is very powerful. When we understand what constitutes good mental health, we can identify the need for help in ourselves as well as other.

Doing something for the first time can be daunting. The important thing is to start. If you’d like to start a conversation with your employees about mental health, talk to your Bupa work health advisor.