We are thrilled to see our workplace injury prevention and psychological resilience programs on the Channel 9 News. It is pleasing to see an increasing number of employers recognising the benefits of mindfulness, psychological resilience and injury prevention programs at work.
Over the years we have discovered that the most effective and proactive way to prevent injuries is to train the mind to be present. This exciting and innovative combined approach to both mental health and physical health has proven to be incredibly effective. Unlike traditional manual handling and mental health programs which do not always engage the employees and train the mind, our success can be attributed to functional manual handling and psychological resilience training which results in positive structural changes in the brain and therefore improvements in habits, attitude, engagement and culture. In this way, our resilience programs lead to a greater sense of positivity, wellbeing and life satisfaction, as well as a greater sense of value within the organisation.
Mental health conditions, stress leave and compensation claims present a substantially high cost to organisations. At any given time, compensation claims may be in excess of hundreds of thousands of dollars. In addition to this, a PwC report produced in 2014 estimated that issues associated with staff mental health may cost companies up to $11 billion per year, due to absenteeism (not showing up to work), presenteeism (reduced productivity when working with an untreated condition) and compensation claims. However, through the successful implementation of an effective action to create a mentally healthy workplace, organisations, on average, can expect a positive return on investment (ROI) of $4.0 for every dollar invested. (2017 report prepared by SafeWork NSW).
Mental health injuries not only result in significant costs for organisations, but when employees are constantly on ‘auto-pilot’ then productivity is reduced and safety is compromised. Resilience training has proven physical and psychological benefits and can greatly reduce mental health risk factors in the workplace. Our programs provide a holistic proactive approach to mental health, stress reduction and soft tissue injury prevention. A regular cultivation of mindfulness practices can produce significant positive changes in brain grey matter and neuroplasticity. This reshapes the brain towards greater calm and compassion, helping employees remain injury-free and generate the inner wisdom necessary to thrive in the face of adversity.