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Media Release 2017 – SIA and OzHelp Partner to Support Workplace Mental Health

MEDIA RELEASE

 

                                                                                FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: 23 November 2017

SIA and OzHelp partner to support workplace mental health

 

SIA and OzHelp’s alignment of philosophies in health and safety have brought them together as new strategic partners.

OzHelp’s new ‘Workplace Tune-Up’ is an innovative physical and mental health online screening tool that provides business leaders and employees with immediate health and wellbeing results, evidence based benchmarks and personalised recommendations that are accompanied by immediate WTU generated support channels including prompted responses from OzHelp registered nurses, wellbeing coaches with links to respective EAP providers.

 

The WTU will generate for employers an industry benchmarked easy to read de-identified report, that provides a snapshot of the overall health of employees to inform, identify and evaluate wellbeing strategy activities.

The program is endorsed through funding by Australian Government Department of Health, Several State Governments, Nutrition Australia, and the Heart Foundation.

OZhelp’s CEO, Tony Holland said “We look forward to exploring the many ways of working with the SIA over time with the common purpose of saving and improving lives in Australian workplaces.”

“In the case of the workplace tune-up tool we have federal funding for high risk industries and these correlate well with the focus of the SIA.”

 

SIA CEO David Clarke said ‘we’re pleased to join forces with an advocate in health and safety. We will work closely with OzHelp to support businesses in providing workers a healthy wellbeing business culture.

 

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Media Enquiries:

Contact:               David Clarke

Tel.                        (03) 8336 1995

Email:                   communications@sia.org.au

 

About Safety Institute of Australia Ltd

The Safety Institute of Australia Ltd is Australia’s peak body for the health & safety profession. Established more than 60 years ago, our membership comprises more than 4,000 individuals, many of whom work in the field as Health and Safety Representatives, or OHS practitioners and professionals. Our vision is to harness the capabilities of the vast body of people working within the field, to work towards the elimination of workplace injury, illness and death.

To learn more, visit www.sia.org.au, or call (03) 8336 1995.

 

About OZhelp

OzHelp is a leading provider of workplace-based physical health, mental health and suicide prevention education and support services in Australia. OzHelp’s programs overcome low help seeking behaviours within workforces, and where workforce engagement around mental health is most challenging. OzHelp delivers services to more than 33,000 people in targeted workplaces every year.

To learn more, visit www.ozhelp.org.au(link is external) or call 1300 694 357

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