What is the Centre for Corporate Health?
The Centre for Corporate Health is a boutique consulting company that specialises in working with organisations to promote wellbeing at work. Our expert team of senior consultant psychologists are focused on reducing workplace stress, strengthening employee resilience and tailoring a range of mental health and wellbeing intervention services.
What is the Resilience Box?
The Resilience Box™ is a revolutionary new educational program, which has been specifically designed to strengthen personal emotional resilience through enhancing psychological wellbeing. Participants can complete the program through one on one coaching, or in a group format.
The Resilience Box™ program is the result of over 15 years’ research into workplace stress and psychological injury by the Centre for Corporate Health. The program brings together the latest evidence-based rehabilitation methodologies from CFCH’s sister company, Resilia to assist recovery from workplace psychological injury.
Why do you believe it is important for employers to focus on their employees’ wellness?
Emotional resilience refers to our ability to ‘bounce back’ from stressful, demanding or difficult events. It is the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, challenges and set-backs. We live in a society where organisational change and additional pressure is rapidly increasing. Stress is almost inevitable in the fast-paced environments of our workplaces and many employees are experiencing the consequences of burnout as a result. Therefore, being able to manage and cope with stress effectively by staying well at work has become an organisational necessity. To thrive within our complex workplaces of today, building emotional resilience and wellness through proven and practical prevention and intervention skills is crucial. An emotionally resilient workplace will experience more cohesion, greater productivity and better performance with a lot less stress and tension. And the good news is that emotional resilience isn’t a trait that you either have or don’t, but rather it can be learnt and developed.
How can training and coaching help workplaces support their managers and employees and where do you think it will be in the future?
The benefits of training and coaching for both managers and employees in the area of wellbeing are limitless. Such intervention will allow managers to be able to identify any warning signs of poor wellbeing in their team members, equipping them to be able to approach the situation immediately. It is also important for managers to role model wellbeing and to be aware of strategies that keep them well at work. Furthermore, training and coaching will enable employees to be mindful of indicators of poor wellbeing, being able to prevent further detriment, as well as learning strategies for positive wellbeing. Equipping managers and employees with bite sized educational sessions with practical skills will lead to a well and healthy workplace.
In the future, the emphasis of training and coaching will not just focus on the transfer of knowledge and information. Most importantly it’s about the ability to be able to shift participants from the knowing, into the doing and to assist staff to imbed the learnings into their daily life. When people can achieve a change and actually start forming new habits and behaviour, the true benefits of supporting staff wellbeing will be achieved.
You are also a member of WayAhead Workplaces, as an employer of staff both in Sydney and around the country, why did you decide to join?
Mental Health is such a prevalent concern in the workplace today. WayAhead’s mission of educating people on mental health and wellbeing and ensuring they are aware of the services and resources that are available to them strongly aligns with our mission at the Centre for Corporate Health.
WayAhead have created a community of like minded people who are committed and passionate about instilling change on the topic of wellbeing at work. It’s wonderful to be part of such positive initiatives.
In addition, WayAhead adopt a holistic view of mental health and wellbeing and aim to address the causes, rather than the symptoms. At CFCH this aligns with our methodology and intervention approaches.
You can hear more from The Centre for Corporate Health at the WayAhead Annual Workplaces Members Forumon Friday 22nd of July.