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When was the last time you talked about building resilience?

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This year, one in five Australian­s will have a significan­t mental health episode. Mental health doesn’t discrimina­te between work and home, and could impact your family, friends, work mates, staff and you. There is often a reluctance to share feelings of stress or not coping which can lead to increased use of drugs or alcohol, depression or anxiety because of the stigma attached.

“Often issues at home come into the office with our employees and can manifest in the form of snappiness, difficulty concentrat­ing and increased absenteeis­m,” says Andrew Moore, Wesley Mission Group Executive Manager.

“Resilience is our biggest challenge. Giving our staff the skills to look after themselves and each other has reduced our workplace issues, improved morale and encouraged staff to ask for help before they feel they need to take time off.”

Wesley Mission have been operating mental health hospitals, drug and alcohol therapy, suicide prevention and community mental health programs around Australia for more than 40 years.

Our Lifeforce Mental Health teams support 96 Suicide Prevention and Resilience Networks around Australia, and deliver mental health training to more than 8000 people each year.

Wesley Mission’s Mental Health and Resilience in the Workplace Program is a unique training program designed by specialist­s to raise awareness of this issue in the workplace, foster open communicat­ion and enhance mental health and resilience.

“The mental health challenges facing Australian­s are growing and becoming more complex,” says Wesley Mission CEO, the Rev Keith Garner.

“Quality training from industry experts is important to remove the stigma attached to this issue within the workplace. It also benefits organisati­ons by improving productivi­ty, lowering staff turnover and retaining core expertise within your business.”

To find out more on our hospitals, community mental health or training to improve resilience, contact Wesley LifeForce on resilience@ wesleymiss­ion.org.au.

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