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The importance of a mental safety management system

For many of us, a large portion of our life is spent at work; in fact, the average person will spend 90,000 hours at work over a lifetime. That’s 1/3 of your life. Functioning technology that reduces manual tasks and advances our day-to-day lives, is a win for all, especially in the workplace.

August 12, 2019 | Mental health tips

Workplace wellbeing

Guideline for sharing EAP results with employees

Although most organisations have a wellness program, they often garner uptake of about 3-4%, missing 16% of employees at risk for developing a mental health concern. Uprise has uptake between 20-60% because it's personal.

December 09, 2019 | Workplace wellbeing

How to make psychological safety a part of your work culture

A newer phenomenon in workplace safety is the idea of psychological safety. Unlike tangible hazards, psychological safety is often invisible and makes up the highly elusive culture of a workplace. Workplaces that aim to be mentally healthy, supportive and retain highly talented employees should invest in improving the psychological safety of their culture.

September 17, 2019 | Workplace wellbeing

11 Steps to Form a Workplace Wellbeing Strategy from SafeWork, Deloitte and Paypal

On September 9, Uprise hosted the panel Turn R U OK Day into R U OK Year where we discussed how to form a wellbeing strategy with representatives from SafeWork NSW, PayPal, Deloitte and BlackDog Institute. This blog summarises the discussions.

September 17, 2019 | Workplace wellbeing

How to Improve Team Cohesion in Your Workplace

Uprise recently surveyed a group of 47 HR and WHS managers and asked about their views on mental health and EAP strategy. Those surveyed were from mostly white-collar companies with sizes ranging from 20 to as large as 35,000 employees. Learn more about some of our findings!

September 06, 2019 | Workplace wellbeing

Why don't employees use workplace wellness programs?

Although most organisations have a wellness program, they often garner uptake of about 3-4%, missing 16% of employees at risk for developing a mental health concern. Uprise has uptake between 20-60% because it's personal.

December 05, 2019 | Workplace wellbeing

Checklist: Is your EAP Provider meeting your needs?

Modern Employee Assistance Program Providers offer more strategic, long term and proactive mental health support. Reactive and outdated EAP fails to protect employees from the impact of burnout and stress on our lives.

January 22, 2019 | Workplace wellbeing

Wellbeing technology

Can online EAP support replace face-to-face?

There has been a recent surge in the availability of a range of different health promotion apps and technologies. This ranges from applications for physical wellness related to exercise and diet, and behaviour training such as sleep and meditation apps.

July 02, 2019 | Wellbeing technology

How to give employees a mentally healthy induction

There are significant costs, time and investment required to find and select a new employee. For this reason, there is a lot of pressure to ensure that new employees have a successful induction into the workplace. Digicast found that employers risk much higher rates of new hire turnover if an induction fails to properly introduce a new employee. Within their first week, about 25% of new employees decide to leave their new firm, and by the third month, this rate increases to 47%.

July 16, 2019 | Wellbeing technology

How to Improve Team Cohesion in Your Workplace

Uprise recently surveyed a group of 47 HR and WHS managers and asked about their views on mental health and EAP strategy. Those surveyed were from mostly white-collar companies with sizes ranging from 20 to as large as 35,000 employees. Learn more about some of our findings!

September 06, 2019 | Wellbeing technology

8 Proactive Tips to Combat Employee Fatigue

On August 5-11, the Sleep Health Foundation run Sleep Awareness Week to promote a better understanding of the effects of sleep quality on our lives. Sleep quality not only affects our mood and wellbeing, but also affects our performance at work. More organisations are starting to consider and take action to improve the quality of sleep for their employees and combat fatigue. Mentally healthy workplaces are those that work proactively to prevent physical and mental fatigue. This not only reduces the number of fatigue related accidents, but also improves employee quality of life.

July 25, 2019 | Wellbeing technology

How to Action Insights from your EAP

Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) are designed to support the health and wellbeing of employees, by providing them with the best tools and resources to feel better. These tools and resources should be both employee and employer focused.

March 14, 2019 | Wellbeing technology

Do Successful Employee Assistance Programs have High Utilisation?

Most Employee Assistance Program providers provide utilisation rates as their sole success metric, reported annually. However, Human Resources and Workplace Health and Safety have contested that perhaps utilisation is not an accurate measure of success. A more pertinent question may be on what else Employee Assistance Program providers can report, to prove the success of their programs. Employee Assistance Programs should encourage greater utilisation to meet the needs of employees, as well as additional effectiveness measures that provide a more holistic understanding of company health.

May 09, 2019 | Wellbeing technology

Mental health tips

Workplace Checklist for Mental Health and Safety

Assessing the health of your workplace is difficult. There are many factors that influence the health of wellbeing of employees ranging from stress and sleep quality, to financial health, exercise and diet. Although a company can and should give employees resources that offer support on these issues, their effectiveness can still depend largely on the individuals circumstances.

July 02, 2019 | Mental health tips

Learn what HR Managers think is the best EAP Strategy

Uprise recently surveyed a group of 47 HR and WHS managers and asked about their views on mental health and EAP strategy. Those surveyed were from mostly white-collar companies with sizes ranging from 20 to as large as 35,000 employees. Learn more about some of our findings!

July 18, 2019 | Mental health tips

Is your companies leadership promoting employee health?

It is widely accepted that leadership sets the example for wellbeing and a mentally healthy workplace culture in an organisation. Workplace Strategies for Mental Health suggest that leaders best promote a mentally healthy workplace environment by improving on their communication, engagement and self-awareness. These strategies focus on the leader-centric methods of improving the health of an organisation. However, there are also a range of employee-centric methods that directly communicate to employees their value to the organisation in a way that promotes a positive workplace culture.

August 07, 2019 | Mental health tips

The importance of a mental safety management system

For many of us, a large portion of our life is spent at work; in fact, the average person will spend 90,000 hours at work over a lifetime. That’s 1/3 of your life. Functioning technology that reduces manual tasks and advances our day-to-day lives, is a win for all, especially in the workplace.

August 12, 2019 | Mental health tips

5 ways to make work demands mentally healthy

Work demands are an integral aspect of any workplace where many stakeholders must work together to achieve organisational goals. In certain situations, employees may experience increasing work-related stress to achieve these goals. Generally, the key goal of work pressure is to increase proactive work behaviour. Proactive work behaviour is when employees react to new problems in ways that are flexible, active and innovative.

July 23, 2019 | Mental health tips

Preventing Mental Health Issues at Work

A 2018 CIPD report provides a Managers Guide to Mental Health. This blog is a summary, interpretation and extension of their findings. A major factor in the cost of poor mental health at work is that issues or conflicts are left undetected and become significantly more severe over time. Poor mental health at work can reduce employee motivation, engagement and optimism and left unaddressed can contribute to the development of a mental health disorder. Employers have a responsibility to support staff in dealing with personal or work-related concerns. Often an employee assistance program (EAP) is offered as face-to-face counselling for employees. There are also additional steps that management can take with early intervention employee assistance programs to prevent stress before it spirals.

March 08, 2019 | Mental health tips