Much like 2020, 2021 has been a challenging year, to say the least. Due to government-mandated lockdowns, our teams have endured numerous lockdowns which can take a significant toll on our mental health.
This year, R U OK? Day is being held in Australia and New Zealand on Thursday the 9th of September. It is a national day of action dedicated to reminding everyone that every day is the day to ask, “Are you OK?” and support those struggling with life’s ups and downs.
At Belgravia Leisure, we believe there’s no health without mental health. Mental health issues are very common and are the number one reason for New Zealanders and Australians to visit their GP.
Physical activity has a critical role to play in preventing the onset of mental health illness and its treatment. Enter our Free Mental Health E-Learning Program – MHelp.
Free Mental Health E-Learning Program – MHelp
MHeLP is a cutting edge Mental Health eLearning Program developed under the guidance of international mental health and exercise experts.
Designed for the New Zealand and Australian leisure and community support sectors to equip our employees and volunteers with strategies to support themselves and others mental health.
It is completely free, self-paced and earns learners two continuing education credits (CECs). We encourage your participation and ask you to promote participation with others.
Be an R U OK? Workplace Champion. Build an R U OK? Culture.
R U OK? has released new resources to encourage more business leaders, owners and employees to build an R U OK? Culture in their workplace so that everyone feels safe, supported and encouraged.
The resources, including the R U OK? Workplace Champions Guide, promote peer-to-peer support and regular meaningful conversations amongst colleagues in the workplace.
R U OK? in your community
We always need people to share and champion our message in their community. Here are some simple ways to do that and encourage your community to be part of the Conversation Movement!
- Learn R U OK?’s 4 conversation steps.
- Run an R U OK? event. Here are some resources to help you do this.
HOW TO ASK
Worried about someone? Use these four steps to start a conversation that could change a life:
Reaching out for support
We encourage you to stay in touch with your teams and line manager if you require any support however, if you need professional support, please contact your doctor, local health centre or one of the services when you click the button below.
Family and friends can also call upon these services for advice and assistance on how to support someone who is struggling with life.
If you are having suicidal thoughts, please seek assistance by contacting your trusted healthcare professional or calling Lifeline on 13 11 14. If you are concerned for your safety or the safety of others, seek immediate assistance by calling Triple Zero (000).
Lifeline (24/7 )
13 11 14
Beyond Blue (24/7)
1300 224 636
1800 18 SANE (7263)
0800 611 116
0800 543 354
0800 726 666
Download our Resetting Your Wellbeing Toolkit
Having good mental health, or being mentally healthy, is more than just the absence of illness; it’s a state of overall wellbeing.
Belgravia Leisure has created a wellbeing toolkit with simple strategies for busy times.
In this toolkit you’ll find:
- Why wellbeing matters
- The wellbeing quiz – what your score means
- 5 Ways to wellbeing
- The benefits of self-care
- How to create your own wellbeing plan
- External and internal resources
Please click below to download your copy now.
COVID-19 Staff Update
We continue to follow government directions to ensure the safety of our communities, customers and employees. We will continue to keep employees informed as more information comes to hand.