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Welcome to Wellness Wise™ TV!
In this first episode, our Director Katrina Walton sits down with Emma Blee, Head of Enterprise Safety at Australia Post, the 200 year old national postal service in Australia, to learn about their journey to fostering a mentally healthy workplace.
“With 1 in 5 Australian adults experiencing mental illness each year, mental health in the workplace is a growing concern for organisations, not to mention potentially a very costly one.”
In discussions with our clients, we also know that in a time of doing more with less and constant change, that building a mentally healthy workplace is no longer a nice to have, but a business imperative, and it’s going to take more than an annual mental health campaign or an adhoc resilience seminar to really tackle and address this issue in the workplace.
However, we find most organisations are still grappling with how to create a mentally healthy workplace, and often where to start.
Which is why we were excited to sit down with the wonderful Emma Blee, who is the Head of Enterprise Safety at Australia Post, the 200 year old national postal service here in Australia, to learn from their journey to foster a mentally healthy workplace.
In this interview, Emma shares how:
- they have been able to get mental health on the agenda
- the key pillars of their strategy
- key enablers and barriers
- how they’ve built the confidence and capability of their senior leaders
- what they’re most proud of on their journey so far