Breaking Down the Stigma in Caring for Our Colleagues and Communities
In living one of our Guiding Principles, we are focused on the safety, health and wellbeing of our people, clients and communities and getting everyone home to their loved ones every single day.
Beyond physical safety, WSP is also striving to improve the wellness and mindfulness of our people particularly as our workforce expands and diversifies.
One in five Australians are affected by mental illness, yet many don’t seek help because of stigma.
During the month of October, World Mental Health Day and Safe Work Month shines the light on the importance of looking after our safety, mental health and wellbeing. In line with this, we have launched our Mental Health Plan across our Australian business. This provides tools for our people to identify and mitigate mental health risks, support for those experiencing mental health issues and reduces the stigma associated with mental health conditions.
“I’m very concerned about the change of mental health in our society and industry”, says Guy Templeton, President and CEO ANZ. “Something we can all do is look out for our colleagues – think about their mood and pay attention to any warning signs that may indicate they are struggling. It’s tremendously powerful to reach out and ask ‘how are you going?’. The act of reaching out and showing compassion to our colleagues is part of what makes WSP special.”
Many people affected by mental illness are able to lead independent and contributing lives. With the right treatment and support, they form part of our close circles of family, friends, colleagues and communities.
Hear more from Guy about making WSP a better place to work and partner to our clients and communities.
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