The Employee Wellbeing Toolkit
The Employee Wellbeing Toolkit is a self-paced development platform enabling all staff to take a proactive approach to their own health and wellbeing and work together to foster a more supportive and inclusive professional climate.
Expert Video Tutorial
Peer Learning Sessions
What is the Employee Wellbeing Toolkit?
The Toolkit is a group development platform designed to help organisations create a professional climate which is conducive to the optimal health and wellbeing of all staff.
The only program of its kind in Australia, the Toolkit assists individuals to proactively manage their own wellbeing and provides strategies for professional communities to better understand and support each other.
Untreated mental health conditions cost Australian employers $10.9 billion every year
The critical importance of employee health and wellbeing
This introductory module looks at current research and explores trends and implications for all Australian workers. The focus is on the importance on prioritising wellbeing and incorporating practical strategies into life and work. The session also begins a conversation about the potential for teams to evolve as valuable peer support networks.
Know thyself: addressing and overcoming challenges
This module begins with an exploration of the psychological and physical effects of stress and anxiety. Participants are encouraged to identify their own stress and overload markers and consider practical brain tools (e.g. mindfulness, meditation, breathing exercises, visualisation, questions) and coping strategies to regulate and manage stress responses.
Building and developing resilience
We can’t avoid challenges in the workplace, but we can build our resilience to assist us to identify, manage and bounce back from challenges more effectively. This module focuses on practical and effective ways to build both personal and team resilience. The focus is on practical skills to identify and maintain wellbeing across the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual dimensions.
Career and professional wellbeing
This module attends to our career focus and the impact that this can have on our overall health and wellbeing. We explore ‘career transitioning and planning’ as part of this module, the imperative of networking from a strategic perspective, with an emphasis on aligning our passion, gifts and purpose with our work and career, for the ultimate benefit of enhanced health and wellbeing.
Mastering the art of influence and wellbeing
This module builds on the previous modules to present further practical and relevant psychological tools to master the art of influence, greater regulation of ourselves and greater influence of others, therefore enhanced role modelling of health and wellness, greater influence of others, particularly our team members with a focus on support around health and wellbeing.
An overwhelming body of research is highlighting the excessive stress and duress faced by Australian workers across all sectors and industries.
Indeed, job stress and other work-related psychosocial hazards are emerging as the leading contributors to the burden of occupational disease and injury. Further research also suggests that in many instances employee wellbeing is intrinsically linked to the level of social capital within an organisation and that when social capital increases within an environment, everyone in that environment benefits. The Toolkit is designed around this maxim, and therefore has a unique opportunity to create positive, sustainable change across organisations.
Why should my council participate?
How is the toolkit delivered?
The Toolkit is designed to be delivered as an all-of-staff program thereby raising awareness around wellbeing and improving social capital across organisations.
The Toolkit comprises five modules and is delivered via multiple modalities including online tutorials, peer learning sessions and a range of interactive tools and resources. Importantly, the program is designed to ensure minimal disruption to employee workloads.