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.