This resource from Beyond Blue and Financial Counselling Australia has been designed for service providers and businesses working directly with people experiencing financial hardship. It explores the links between financial and mental wellbeing and offers practical tools, looks at turning points as catalysts and identifies opportunities to support people.
The report reveals how the current rising cost of living is impacting employees. Findings include employees’ want financial wellbeing support from their workplace, employers think they are doing enough but employees disagree, and 30% struggle to have enough for regular expenses and food. Overall, women and young people have less financial security.
With 50% of working Australians reporting some form of financial stress, and one in four having trouble making ends meet, its not surprising that financial stress is a major distraction in the work force. In this webinar Paul Feeney will outline (1) the impact of financial stress in the workplace (2) how Australian organisations are supporting the financial wellbeing of their employees.
New research confirms people are at least twice as likely to encounter mental health impacts including stress, diagnosable mental health conditions and suicidal thoughts when experiencing financial challenges. The Money and Mental Health Social Research Report was commissioned by the Australian Securities and Investment Commission in collaboration with Beyond Blue.
The NSW Ambulance Family Support Network has the key objective of equipping family members of NSW Ambulance staff with the knowledge and resources to look after their own and their families wellbeing.