Peoplecare is part of Human Resources Director Innovative HR Teams 2018

Innovative HR Teams 2018

Health Insurance

Peoplecare’s Mental Health Program has been developed in response to rising mental health issues in Australia, and supports employees in living healthy lives. The program comprises a series of mental health support services, including:
• an anonymous external counselling service free for ‘Peoplecarers’ and their immediate family members
• leadership training such as the Mental Health Hour of Power sessions’ internal initiatives that engage and empower employees
• toolkits for managers with useful guidelines to manage staff with mental health issues, and frameworks for having sensitive conversations about mental health
• a checklist with ‘Reasonable Adjustment Ideas’ for the managers of staff who may need some flexibility in managing mental health issues

In addition, to reach out one-to-one, Peoplecare organised a ‘Blind Mate’ event for RUOK? DAY in 2017. Peoplecarers went on ‘blind mate dates’ at a cafe, for a drink and deeper conversation with a co-worker they might not usually work closely with. The event was designed to get employees thinking about mental health in constructive ways. Additionally, in October 2017, Peoplecare started a WIN/WIN parenting program comprising of monthly education and training programs on best practice tips and suggestions for raising children.