City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder chief executive officer John Walker said the Mind Your Health Week campaign was a way the organisation could create a meaningful opportunity for its workforce to achieve a healthier lifestyle balance. They used their LGIS health and wellbeing funding to provide some of the week’s activities.
“In this post pandemic climate, we are seeing an obvious impact on the mental wellbeing of our staff, especially with the ongoing hard borders, and isolation from friends and family that can cause, so we wanted to put something in place to support our employees, as we know some of them have been struggling,” he said.
“The ‘Mind your Health’ program kicked off with RU OK? Day and included informal sessions for staff with mental health focused guest speakers, yoga classes, massage vouchers, resilience assessments and mindfulness workshops, providing a holistic approach to mental health.”
Mr Walker said the activities were selected to offer staff a stigma free environment and the opportunity to come together without feeling awkward, while encouraging meaningful conversations about mental health.