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Absenteeism and Presenteeism due to Mental ill-health costs up to $1.7bn

 

The cost to the Australian economy of mental ill-health and suicide is, conservatively, in the order of $43bn-$51bn a year. ­Additional to this is an approximately $130bn a year cost associated with diminished health and reduced life expectancy for those living with mental ill-health:

lower economic participation and lost productivity direct costs are estimated $10bn-$18bn

 

Over the past few years, I have seen companies struggle to understand how to improve and develop the mental wellbeing of their teams.  Understanding what a psychologically safe workplaces look like and how to implement one.  And then we have psychosocial hazards, what they are and how to reduce them.

Most companies are appointing EAP (Employee Assistance Programmes), MHFA (Mental Health First Aiders), rolling out resilience/leadership training and getting a not for profit organisation involved...

When I ask:
Why?
How do you know it's what they need?
What outcomes are you expecting to achieve?
How are you measuring the initiatives?

How do you know the training is solving the perceived problem?

How are you being proactive with your next steps?

How are you incorporating Mental Wellbeing / Awareness into 'everyday' work-life?
 

I get a lot of blank faces. 

 

The initiatives listed above aren't bad by any means, they all have a role within the strategy (a piece of the puzzle), however, if you don't have the answers to these questions you putting the wrong pieces of the puzzle together, achieving hit and miss results.  Wasting time and money, while your team still struggles

(lower productivity, higher sick leave, staff turnover and WorkCover claims).

 

To this end, I have developed a repeatable system where you become more informed to make better decisions, create strategic plans, have the ability to test and measure your initiatives while achieving better results faster (with spending a lot less money and time!)

People are hurting, now is not the time to be wasting time or money on guesswork.

If you would like to know more about this system or/and how you can implement it, call me today on 0481 286 550, if I don't answer please send me a text message and I will call you back

 

Don't do tomorrow what you can do today... Proactive Action is the way of achieving better results quicker 

Stay Safe

Emma Parsons
 

Emma Parsons
Founder and CEO

Psychosocial Hazard Consultant, Lead Resilience and Leadership Coach 

Qualified ISO 19011:2011 Management System Lead Auditor, ISO 45001:2018 OH&S Systems Specialist 

Emma is a Mental Health Advocate.  Her passion lies in working with companies to improve the mental wellbeing of their employees.  To better understand what a psychologically safe workplace is and reduce psychosocial hazards.  Giving practical tools that they can test and measure against any initiative they roll out.  Reducing sick leave, staff turnover and producing high performing teams.

Emma brings with her 20+ years of experience within the construction industry.  Leading high performing teams under the high stress' which the industry brings. 

Having dealt with Mental Health illness' in the past herself, she brings compassion to all that she teaches.  Removing the fluff, delivering courses and training which actually works, creating high performing teams.

Kelly Rusbatch
Project Lead and Owner of Adaptable Quality, est. 2016

Qualified ISO 19011:2011 Management System Lead Auditor, ISO 9001:2015 Quality Systems Specialist and Uncertainty of Measurement 17025.

 

Kelly's strengths lie within quality management system design and development that keeps true the strategic direction and vision of the business that she engages with. She specialises in efficient and virtual collaboration with small to medium-sized businesses Australia wide who have the need to understand and implement standards.


Kelly has a special interest in the creation of competitive tender submissions that give her clients a seat at the negotiation table and guiding business success in the mobilisation of winning tender projects and fulfilling ongoing project requirements.

 

With 20+ years experience leading teams through certifications within a variety of industries including biosecurity, health and safety, laboratory, oncology clinical trial studies, education, engineering and mining.

 

Kelly is registered as an Austrade Consultant, formally qualified as an Exemplar Global Lead Auditor in Management Systems and holds Sociology, Project Management, Haematology and Veterinary Science qualifications.

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