Anglicare WA is a human centred and fiercely inclusive organisation that aims to foster a culture where people are genuinely supported and are given opportunity to thrive. We believe that an individual’s wellbeing is unique and multi-faceted, and we are committed to imbedding initiatives throughout our organisation that nurture happiness, health and wellbeing for all employees.
We acknowledge that our individual and collective wellbeing is paramount to the success of our organisation in delivering essential services to our WA communities. We also understand that wellbeing is in a state of flux, and that how we derive wellness in our lives can change depending on our workload, stress levels, family commitments, the season or climate and our physical, mental and emotional health. We have therefore attempted to create an Action Plan that invites multiple initiatives to be implemented throughout our organisation so that employees have a variety of opportunities to generate and maintain wellbeing in their lives.
Wellbeing encompasses all we do at Anglicare WA, this ensures our employees and clients are supported, safe, included and provided with opportunities to thrive.
Mental health is often used as a substitute for mental health conditions – such as depression, anxiety conditions, schizophrenia, and others. But according to the World Health Organization, mental health is “a state of well-being in which every individual realises his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community”.
The idea of a mental health continuum can be a helpful tool. In this continuum, mental health is at one end, represented by feeling good and functioning well, through to severe symptoms of mental health conditions at the other. Mental health is not fixed or in a static state, and we can move back and forth along this scale at different times during our lives.
Anglicare WA is committed to ensuring that its workplace supports positive wellbeing for all employees and is taking active steps to build a culture of openness and support. This includes establishment of a Well@Work working group, mental health policies, wellbeing officers and the provision of this site to provide information and resources.
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