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We know that looking after the mental health of our employees can seem overwhelming and there may not be funds allocated to it in the budget.

But there’s a cost to doing nothing

Calculating Psychosocial Risk and Injury: The ROI of caring cultures

Use our calculator to explore the cost of psychosocial risks that lead to psychological injuries.

According to Deloitte research, poor mental health is the leading factor in lost productivity.

So what's the cost to your organisation?

Total average wages including super.

What's the cost of your mental health related absences?

According to *Deloitte’s research, 44% of absenteeism is a result of mental ill health, presenteeism costs are 4 times higher than the level of absenteeism and your turnover costs are 1.3 times the level of absenteeism.

Based on an average absenteeism rate of 3.3% (*ABS 2023), your mental ill health absenteeism costs are:

Your presenteeism costs are:

Your turnover costs are:

Total losses to your organisation:

What if we invest in prevention programs for managers?

By focusing on mental health programs for managers, and assuming a *20% reduction in mental ill health costs, you could save:

Our WeCARE programs help leaders build more caring and mentally healthy teams, who enjoy growing together.

Be caring. Lead with care. Grow with care.

Our award winning programs help managers to lead mentally healthy and psychologically safe teams. They reduce Psychosocial Risk, build Psychological Safety and mentally healthy teams who enjoy growing together.

Mental Health Training

Mental Health Resources That Can Help

  • Download our Mentally Healthy Culture Checklist
  • Download ICARE poster: How to support a teammate in distress
  • Subscribe to our newsletter for more resources and help

OUR STORY

Other organisations who have used our

WeCARE learning solutions

If you want an immediate solution to improve your workplace mental health, we recommend our WeCARE programs.

WeCARE’s workplace mental health training is a flexible eLearning campaign

“If I had access to this content before I became Head of School, it would have saved me (and others) time and frustration”

PROFESSOR FRANS VERSTRATEN
Head of School of Psychology, the University of Sydney

Mental Health Training

When it comes to improving workplace mental health, there are many steps to take, and we know that training is not the answer to everything. You need to consider where your work design can be improved, where policy is failing or non-existent, and take steps to identify the hotspots of psychosocial risks and psychological injuries. But training, especially for managers, is one thing every organisation should consider as one part of the solution. Do you currently have mental health online courses? Do you have specific mental health training for managers? Do you have psychological safety courses? Are they working? How are you measuring them?
Mental Health Online Courses

WeCARE eLearning is designed to

  • Help people to identify someone who is struggling
  • Know how to ask RUOK with empathy
  • Guide people to the help they need
  • Improve workplace mental health

WeCARE is an award winning eLearning campaign designed to be implemented across your entire organisation. It starts with leaders and then scales across your whole organisation. Its aim is to reduce psychosocial risk and psychological injuries, improve workplace mental health, build psychological safety and enable all staff to support their colleagues.

It begins with WeCARE Manager, a 50 minute elearning module, packed with many resources, followed by a 12 week program (a two minute ‘nudge’ video is released each week), with practical steps managers can take to build more caring and stronger teams.

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    This is amplified through our mental health training for all; a 20-minute WeCARE eLearning course for all staff, providing job aids such as help sheets, guidebooks, posters, the moodometer and wallet cards.

    WeCARE for all demo video

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    Need more custom?

    To make the most from our WeCARE products, you can customise them to connect your employees to all your mental health resources, such as Employee Assistance Programs, Manager Assist, Mental Health First Aid training, including white labeling and industry specific content.

    Mental Health First Aid Training

    “We found the content to be high quality and engaging, with best practice advice. I recommend absolutely everyone to complete this fantastic course, because it is suitable for both professional and personal settings.”

    LUKA POPAVAC
    Former National Customer Experience & Capability Manager, Volkswagen Group Australia

    WeCARE can link to all YOUR resources

    WeCARE365
    Brings it all together

    EAP+ Manager Assist

    Mental Health First Aid training

    Support Helplines

    Diversity & Inclusion/Bullying & Harassment

    What about Mental Health First Aid and EAP?

    Mental Health First Aid training, EAP, internal help lines and initatives around Diversity and Inclusion, Bullying and Harrassment, Responding to Psychosocial Risk and Injuries, all play an important role in keeping our people safe. In their own way, each of these programs and support services aim to improve psychosocial health and safety. But organisations often struggle to connect the dots for their people. Our WeCARE programs make the connection. We improve workplace mental health by bringing it all together, connecting your other programs and resources to provide practical steps we all can take.

    WeCARE eLearning can plug into your organisation’s existing Learning Management System (LMS) or you can use our own online portal which can be easily viewed on a phone, tablet or laptop.

    The WeCARE program follows the ICARE framework

    • Guidance on how to find a mental health savvy GP, prepare for a mental health discussion, and to see a psychologist.
    • Encouraging the manager through mental health training for managers and teammates to stay in contact with the distressed employee
    • Provide critical strategies such as regular exercise, staying connected and amplify your other programs, such as mental health first aid training.
    We have developed a lot of resources to help you support your whole organisation, wherever they are, all year, from digital, to print, to job aids.

    WeCARE’s workplace mental health training is a flexible eLearning campaign

    The WeCARE learning methodology

    The Ebbinghaus forgetting curve reveals that we forget 75% of what we learn in one week unless it is reinforced with ongoing reminders.

    WeCARE provides a spaced learning approach. By connecting learners to practical content, led by local leaders, accessible from any device, support given in print and digital form, and reminders used, over time, spaced learning enhances recall (Journal of Neuroscience 3 July 2019, Spaced Learning Enhances Episodic Memory by Increasing Neural Pattern Similarity Across Repetitions).

    The WeCARE learning campaign provides you and your people the know how to improve workplace mental health. We build your people’s confidence to support a teammate in distress and stop little problems getting bigger.

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    Benefits of workplace mental health training that supports you 365

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    We have been recognised by our mental health training industry and partners.

    Meet Our Founders

    Our founders are committed to helping leaders build more caring, resilient and growth oriented teams.

    “We know that leaders need to learn new skills to prepare for rising stress, and the riskiest thing is to keep doing the same thing.”

    Graeme Cowan

    Graeme Cowan is the author of best selling BACK FROM THE BRINK book series and is a Board Director of R U OK? Over the last 5 years he has helped thousands of leaders and teams to be more caring, mentally healthy, and growth oriented. He is a regular media commentator on workplace resilience in volatile times. See Graeme Cowan’s Online Speaker Showreel – Building caring and mentally healthy teams

    Brenden Carter is the Founder and Creative Director of The Learning Hook, a longstanding, multi-award winning elearning solutions company. As an educator and content producer, he’s always been passionate about learning and particularly how we turn our knowledge into action. Having worked with many large organisations, he recognised a common need for more support and training to create mentally healthy workplaces. See more of Brenden’s work in the elearning industry here: The Learning Hook

    Brenden Carter

    Navigating Mental Health Challenges in the Workplace: The Crucial Role of Online Mental Health Training Courses

    Mental Health at Work Training

    As organisations strive to create environments that prioritise employee well-being, mental health at work training has emerged as a key component in addressing these complex issues. This article explores the critical role of mental health at work training and online courses in fostering a supportive workplace, drawing on statistics from the Deloitte UK study on absenteeism, presenteeism, and turnover.

    Recognising the urgency of addressing mental health in the workplace, organisations are turning to scalable mental health at work training programs to equip their workforce with the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate these challenges effectively.

    A major UK Study highlights the need for addressing mental health at work training.

    A groundbreaking study conducted by Deloitte UK sheds light on the staggering impact of mental health on absenteeism in the workplace. The study reveals that employees grappling with mental health issues are more likely to take extended sick leaves, contributing to a substantial loss in productivity for organisations. The study reveals that 44% of absenteeism is due to mental health issues. This stark correlation emphasises the pressing need for mental health at work training to mitigate absenteeism and create a healthier work environment.
    The Deloitte UK study underscores the link between mental health challenges and presenteeism, where employees show up for work but struggle to perform at their best due to mental health issues. The study shows that the prevalence of presenteeism is 4 times that of absenteeism. Mental health at work training becomes a crucial intervention to address presenteeism by promoting strategies to manage stress, anxiety, and burnout effectively. High turnover rates are another consequence of unaddressed mental health challenges in the workplace. Employees experiencing persistent stress or burnout are more likely to seek alternative employment, resulting in a costly cycle of recruitment and onboarding for organisations. Mental health at work training emerges as a proactive solution to reduce turnover by fostering a supportive culture that prioritises employee well-being.

    Mental Health Online Courses

    Mental health online courses offer a flexible and convenient way to enhance understanding and skills related to well-being in the workplace. WeCARE365 stands out as an award-winning mental health online training program dedicated to addressing mental health challenges comprehensively. With a diverse range of courses covering stress reduction, resilience building, and cultivating a positive work culture, WeCARE365 aligns with the goals of mental health at work training. Organisations can benefit from this program to create lasting positive changes in their workplace culture, supporting employees in their mental health journey. Drawing insights from the Deloitte UK study on absenteeism, presenteeism, and turnover, it is evident that investing in mental health at work training is crucial for creating a supportive workplace culture. By integrating online courses, such as those offered by WeCARE365, organisations can proactively address mental health challenges, fostering a work environment that prioritises employee well-being and, ultimately, achieving sustained success.

    We know

    • There are simple strategies we all can learn that make a big difference.
    • Most people want to help but don’t know how to.
    • What we do at work matters. When we treat people with care, respect and we build trust, we see the greatest results at work and at home.

    “Together we can stop little problems getting bigger.”

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