Wellbeing On Tap
A workplace that supports good mental and physical health is a productive workplace.
Our Wellbeing on Tap resources are here to help.
Mental health is about how we think, feel and act as we deal with life’s ups and downs.
The state of our mental health helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, make decisions and go about our daily lives.
Looking after our mental health is important at every stage of life. Our Wellbeing on Tap resources focus on five pillars of wellbeing, pictured below.
5 pillars of wellbeing
Benefits for your workplace
There are huge benefits in creating a workplace culture where it’s OK to talk about mental health.
Your employees are your greatest asset. Productivity will be higher if they feel confident, happy and engaged in their work.
Opening up a dialogue about mental health in the workplace can result in:
- More positive mental health (less depression, stress, burnout)
- Better physical health
- Reduced absenteeism
- Lower staff turnover
- Improved work performance, motivation, commitment and energy
- Less tension and conflict, more connectedness, kindness, tolerance and patience.
Why talk about mental health at work?
1 in 5 New Zealanders will experience mental illness this year. Right now, you or someone in your workplace is likely to be affected.
Nearly half of all New Zealanders are likely to experience a mental illness at some point in their lives, with depression and anxiety being the most common.
For this reason, it’s essential that employers know how to have conversations about mental health with their employees and support them through tough times.
Many employers are reluctant to talk about mental health. It can feel too personal, and they may be nervous about saying the wrong thing, or not having the answers or knowledge.
For employees living with a mental illness, it can be equally difficult. They may be worried their employer won’t think them capable of doing their job, or that details of their mental health issue won’t stay confidential.
This toolkit has been created with workplaces to support managers in having successful conversations, where both the employee’s and employer’s needs can be considered.
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