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Five ways to improve organisational wellbeing

Article developed in collaboration with SuperFriend

During October, which is Mental Health Month, it’s important to pause and reflect on our own mental health and the wellbeing of those around us. We asked SuperFriend, our wellbeing partner to share with us five tips on how we can improve our mental health and wellbeing both at work and at home.

Five ways to wellbeing

If you’re looking to improve the mental health and wellbeing of your organisation, here are five simple activities which can be promoted within the workplace.

#1 - Connect

Creating connections with others is a fundamental human need. This includes relationships with family, friends, work colleagues, neighbours and acquaintances in all areas of life.

Taking time out to both broaden and strengthen relationships every day is the key to harnessing this important aspect of wellbeing. Whether it’s done spontaneously or by putting dedicated time aside to connect with workmates can make a big difference to positivity.

#2 - Get active

Physical activity is vital for positive wellbeing, whether it’s walking, running, cycling, playing sports, gardening or any other activity that gets you moving.

Most importantly, find the things you enjoy – and do those activities regularly. Think about how you can include activity at your workplace – maybe explore the idea of having a ‘walking meeting’ once or twice a week.

# 3 - Be aware

Mindfulness is about being in the moment, noticing things around you, being aware of your emotions – whether they are positive or negative, and reflecting on your experiences. Focusing on mindfulness enables you to savour the things you enjoy and become more acutely aware of your priorities, and such self-awareness impacts positively on wellbeing.

#4 - Keep learning

They say we learn something new every day, and science is telling us that this is important for our wellbeing. Whether it’s signing up for a new activity or taking a development opportunity at work, learning new things boosts your confidence and this is great for your wellbeing.

#5 - Help others

Considering and acting positively towards others links you to your community and rewards you with a stronger sense of wellbeing. You can do this formally, though a volunteering opportunity, or informally through daily interactions with others.

Keen to explore other resources?

SuperFriend offer a range of services beyond training to support you with your broader mental health and wellbeing strategy and policy needs. For example, Workplace Mental Health Essentials for All Staff is an online course and well-suited to those working remotely. Find out more about this course by visiting superfriend.com.au and see below additional health and wellbeing resources for inside and outside the workplace.

Resources

Mental health and wellbeing support services

Lifeline 13 11 14
Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467
MensLine Australia 1300 789 978
Beyond Blue 1300 224 636

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About SuperFriend

Sunsuper’s wellbeing partner SuperFriend is a national mental health organisation influencing positive change in workplace mental health and wellbeing. To find out more, visit superfriend.com.au or email info@superfriend.com.au


We’ve put this information together as general information only and as such it doesn’t take into account your organisation’s objectives, situation or needs, or those of your employees. You should get professional advice before relying on this information. 

Disclaimer: This article has been prepared and issued by Sunsuper Pty Ltd, (ABN 88 010 720 840, AFSL No. 228975) the trustee and issuer of the Sunsuper Superannuation Fund (ABN 98 503 137 921, USI 98 503 137 921 001). Consider the Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) before deciding and Target Market Determinations (TMDs). Visit sunsuper.com.au or call 13 11 84 for a copy of the PDS and TMDs. Sunsuper is not a mental health service or employee wellbeing consultant and does not provide clinical advice or professional services. We’ve put this information together as general information only and as such it doesn’t take into account your organisation’s objectives, situation or needs, or those of your employees. You should get professional advice before relying on this information.