Workplace Wellness Matters
According to Safe Work Australia, 92% of serious work-related mental health condition claims were attributed to mental stress. And a recent Head’s Up report revealed that 91% of Australian employees believe mentally healthy workplaces are important, but only 52% of Australian employees believe their workplace is mentally healthy.
“Australian employees expect mental health support in the workplace environment, but many are not aware of, or are unable to access appropriate resources.”
Heads Up / Beyond Blue - State of the Workplace Mental Health in Australia
Regardless of whether mental stress is related to work or personal issues, an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) can provide the critical support that employees may need to proactively address their mental stress before it escalates.
Employee Assistance Programs
An EAP is a workplace wellness program that is offered by the employer but facilitated by an independent provider. The EAP is designed to confidentially assist employees with a range of issues in a variety of ways.
WorkPlacePLUS offers a holistic, fully integrated EAP incorporating mental, emotional and physical health education. Our EAP’s are positioned to deliver innovative, best practice and proactive solutions. Our service delivery model takes into account the four areas of wellness:
For more details about our Employee Assistance Programs, please click here.
Employee Assistance for Aged Care Staff
The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety can be a challenging time for aged care service providers and their staff. Providing emotional and psychological support to employees during this period is critical for individual employees’ wellbeing and ensuring the managing of a business-as-usual approach.
To assist employees to deal with upsetting issues and distressing experiences that may arise from the Aged Care Royal Commission process, Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) has partnered with WorkPlacePLUS to provide LASA Members with an Employee Assistance Program.
LASA members will receive 50% discount on Employee Assistance services. Call Anna at WorkPlacePLUS on 0419 533 434 and mention you are a LASA Member to take advantage of this special Member entitlement.
About Connie Juross
LEAD CONSULTANT, WorkPlacePLUS Employee Assistance Programs
WorkPlacePLUS EAP's are facilitated by Connie Juross, an organisational consultant with 20+ years’ experience delivering training, coaching and counselling services to the health, private, public, and NGO sectors, including culturally diverse organisations. Her formal qualifications include social work, mediation, personality disorders and neuro-linguistic programming, with further accreditations and training in coaching, employee assistance programs and MBTI personality assessments.
Connie is passionate about workplace health and wellbeing. She brings an energetic and engaging style to her work, providing support and practical strategies to managers, teams and individuals who are experiencing stress and conflict.
To discuss the specific needs of your organisation, please contact us today.