Nurturing Mental Health

Elodie Tran

Marketing & Communications

In the spirit of October's Safety Month, our focus this week extends beyond physical well-being to address a crucial facet of workplace safety: mental health. Last month, we took a significant step forward by launching our Employee Assistance Program, designed to provide crucial support for our employees' overall well-being. Today, we're honoured to share Rhys's candid story, a testament to the power of seeking help.

In his own words, Rhys shared his journey towards seeking help:

"I feel good right now, but mental health is not a battle where you can win once, it is a battle you have to fight forever. So, using this Employee Assistance Program and other means of help, I have gained the resources to continue on at a high frequency”.

Rhys connected with a professional counsellor through the EAP, who provided guidance, a listening ear, and actionable strategies to manage his mental health. His experience reminds us of the importance of reaching out and supporting one another, particularly in the workplace, where we spend a significant portion of our lives.

In light of Rhys's journey, we want to emphasize the significance of creating a culture of empathy. Let's make a conscious effort to check on our colleagues, friends, and team members regularly. A simple, "How are you doing today?" can go a long way in fostering open conversations about mental health.

As we continue to observe Safety Month and focus on protecting workers' mental health, let's cherish Rhys's story as a source of inspiration. Seeking help isn't a sign of weakness; it's a courageous and vital step towards personal growth and well-being.

Our commitment to mental health support doesn't end with October. It's a year-round endeavour to ensure that our workplace remains a nurturing and empathetic environment.

It's never too late to seek support, and it's always okay not to be okay.

Always has been, always will be

We acknowledge the Darug people as the Traditional Owners of the lands on which we work.
We respect and recognise their spiritual connection and knowledge of these lands, waters and communities.
We pay respects to their cultures and Elders past, present and emerging.

Our path to reconciliation
Leanne Mulgo Watson, 2020
Darug-Nura Bugrabunya - Darug Country Broken to Pieces