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Workplaces are making sure their employees are both psychologically and environmentally safe and well at work. This is now extremely important as employees are returning to the workplace after the COVID-19 pandemic.  

It is not just a rule and an employer’s positive duty, it’s a smart move for businesses.  

Employers are recognising the benefits for employees and on the company’s bottom line, with a reduction in absenteeism, increase in productivity and most importantly the positive impacts on employees’ health and wellbeing.  

Following the rules 

Written in the Work Health and Safety Act 2011, there are rules that say businesses must keep their workers safe. Following these rules isn’t just about doing what businesses are supposed to, it’s showing that they genuinely support and care about their employees.  

Helping in every way 

Being safe at work isn’t just about not getting hurt physically. It’s also about feeling good mentally and emotionally. Employee Assistance Programs such as WorkFit and Wellness are there to help with any problems, that may be impacting workers’ mental health. 

Employee Assistance Programs in action 

Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) offer different services, like talking to someone about problems, getting resources for mental health, or sorting out issues like stress. By having access to an EAP, businesses show they understand mental health is important, and they provide a way for workers to get help when they need it. 

Making the workplace a happy place 

Using an EAP is not just about following the rules; it’s about making the workplace a great place to be and creating a positive culture. When businesses care about their workers and show it by having EAPs, it helps them attract and keep good people on their team. 

Facing the future 

As work changes, EAPs become even more important. They help workers deal with the ups and downs of modern jobs. Businesses that use EAPs are like superheroes – they’re ready for anything, and they make sure their team is too. 

In a nutshell, looking after your workers means understanding the big role EAPs play. EAPs aren’t just a nice extra; they’re a smart move for businesses, creating a workplace where everyone feels good and works well together. 

Our psychologists at WorkFit and Wellness are here to assist, if you are an employer looking to engage an EAP service, reach out to our friendly team at workfitandwellness@comserv.ybl.org.au or (07) 5293 9070 

All WorkFit and Wellness psychologists are registered and completely independent of your workplace.  

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